Hemingway on writing

On answering a question about “how” he writes, whether with an outline or notes, Ernest Hemingway stated:

       No, I just start it. Fiction is inventing out of what knowledge you have. If you invent successfully, it is more true than if you try to remember it. A big lie is more plausible than truth. People who write fiction, if they had not taken it up, might have become very successful liars.

SOURCE:  From A.E. Hotchner’s Papa Hemingway – Chapter 11 Ketchum, 1958

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