Hemingway Coach: Write A Bold, Clear, And Simple Short Story
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Ahoy, Digital Writers!
Want to write like Hemingway?
For digital writers, emulating Hemingway is a must.
He gets to the point and makes a big impact.
And that's exactly the kind of writing you need to master if you want to grab the attention of today's hyper-short, dopamine-chasing internet reader.
The man is a legend.
But his real genius?
“The silence between the notes.”
And tapping into his style can turn your writing from meh to unforgettable.
Unfortunately, you can’t hire Hemingway to be your mentor. But you know who you can hire?
So, I crafted a prompt to help you learn Hemingway’s “Iceberg Theory.”
Let’s dive in!
Hemingway’s Iceberg Theory
Imagine an iceberg.
You only see the top, but there's a lot more underwater. Hemingway writes the same way. He gives you just enough to get curious, but leaves a lot hidden for you to figure out.
Consider this example from the "The Old Man and the Sea:"
He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.
On the surface, it’s an old man's unsuccessful fishing streak. But, beneath it is unspoken emotion and struggle. He doesn't spell everything out, but you still get the big picture. It's like he's giving you clues to a puzzle, and it's up to you to solve it.
It keeps people hooked—because they want to know what's under the water, so they keep reading.
Now you might be thinking:
“Can’t I just tell ChatGPT to write like Hemingway?”
Sure, of course you can.
But here’s the thing:
What do you as an aspiring, growing, hungry, Digital Writer stand to gain when AI writes everything for you—and you have no filter for deciding if it’s actually any good?! Remember, you are in charge of AI. And if you don’t understand the fundamentals of what you are asking AI to write for you, then the machine is in charge!
There is one exception:
AI is excellent at teaching the fundamentals.
It’s available 24/7.
It can adapt to your pace.
It knows a lot about a lot of topics.
You can ask a million clarifying questions.
And you can get instant answers and immediate feedback.
When you embrace being a student instead of seeking a "fast pass" to knowledge, two things happen. First, what you learn really sticks. Second, you start building a solid skillset.
Let’s take a look at what ChatGPT knows about Hemingway’s style.
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