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It was 1922, and a 23-year-old Ernest Hemingway had just experienced one of the most devastating blows to his writing career.
A blow so devastating that he did not think he could ever write fiction again.
In fact, he seriously considered giving up on his dreams of becoming a famous novelist.
But eventually something within him drove him back to his typewriter.
He kept writing.
Four years later, he had completed The Sun Also Rises, and over thirty years later, he had won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Are there obstacles, interruptions, and distractions threatening to sabotage your writing goals in the New Year? Here’s what Hemingway can teach us about remaining dedicated to our craft even when life seems set on undermining our plans. [Read more…]