Hemingway on creativity (productivity?) and sex

mjc-hemingway on writing and sex

“Eased off on the book…in May because Dr. said I worked too hard in April, and May fine month to fish and make love to Miss Mary.

I have to ease off on makeing love when writing hard as the two things are run by the same motor.”

Ernest Hemingway, Letters

ORDERS: If you love a writer, get him or her (or them) a copy of Ernest Hemingway on Writing, edited by Larry Phillips (1984). If you are a writer… think on your mind-body’s relationship between creativity and sex. Can you fuck and write at the same time? (You know what I mean.) Do you need to alternate? Does one use up energy for the other?

About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the Dirty Writing Secrets Series, which includes the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, 101 FLIRTY WRITING PROMPTS TO SEDUCE YOUR MUSE, and ORGANIZED CREATIVE. She's also the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown. Releasing Spring 2020: CUPID IN MONTE CARLO.

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