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), and the rom-com (she's versatile) Cherry Pie Cure, as well as 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. Coming in 2018: Text Me, Cupid, a steamy romance in four episodes. Current WiPs: Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Jewel of the Not-So-Spectacular Boobs, All In the Cards, and Un-Valentine. Yes, working on four projects simultaneously is a spectacularly bad idea.

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  1. emilydotconnell


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