Success always touches the feet of a person with having a lot of skills. There are very few people who have a quality of versatility. One such people around the world were Sir Ernest Hemingway, an American novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and sportsman. People like him never die, they are always remembered for their work. He published seven novels, six short-story collections, and two nonfiction works. As an 18-year old, he enlisted to be an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I, after failing to enlist in the U.S. Army due to poor eyesight and was subsequently wounded by mortar fire. He was a reporter for a few months for The Kansas City Star. In short, he had lived a very adventurous life.
Let us learn from the great Ernest Hemingway, by having an eye on his daily routine, let us see some of his daily habits, facts, and achievement
Who is Ernest Hemingway
- Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist.
- He was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois, where he was raised.
- He died on July 2, 1961 in Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide.
- Following World War I, Hemingway moved to Paris where he took a job as a foreign correspondent, and also wrote and published his debut novel, The Sun Also Rises.
Nick Name: Papa, Hemmy, Wax Puppy, Tiny, Hem, Ernie, Tatie, Wemedge, Ernestoic, Champ
Birthday: July 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Born Country: United States
Born In: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Famous As: Novelist
|Born||July 21, 1899|
Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||July 2, 1961 (aged 61)|
Ketchum, Idaho, U.S.
|Notable awards||Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1953)Nobel Prize in Literature (1954)|
|Spouses||Hadley Richardson(m. 1921; div. 1927)|
Pauline Pfeiffer(m. 1927; div. 1940)
Martha Gellhorn(m. 1940; div. 1945)
Mary Welsh Hemingway(m. 1946)
|Children||Jack, Patrick, Gregory|
Morning of Ernest Hemingway
- Wakes up early in the morning
Ernest Hemingway is an early riser, he says that his eyelids is sensitive to light and he has a very light sleep. waking up early makes him feel fresh and productive for his work.
- Starts writing a novel
He had a unique habit of writing article while standing, he use to writes article without chair. He conveyed that, he wake up in the morning and his mind starts making sentences, and he have to get rid of them fast—talk them or write them down.
(When I am working on a book or a story I write every morning as soon after first light as possible. There is no one to disturb you and it is cool or cold and you come to your work and warm as you write. You read what you have written and, as you always stop when you know what is going to happen next, you go on from there.)
Afternoon of Ernest Hemingway
- Lunch time
After writing his thoughts on paper, he takes his lunch with his family. This moment is refreshing and power up moment for him. As he eat his lunch, and simulateously assumes and forms the next story content.
- Completes his Work
After having his lunch, he completes his pending work. He kept track of his daily word count on a large cardboard chart on his wall.
(“The numbers on the chart showing the daily output of words differ from 450, 575, 462, 1250, to 512, the higher figures on days Hemingway puts in extra work so he won’t feel guilty spending the following day fishing on the Gulf Stream,” according to Plimpton.)
Evening of Ernest Hemingway
- Extra curricular activities
In evening after finishing all his targeted work, he do some of different kind of activities depending on his mood.
He haves his dinner early in evening. Dinner plays an important role for making his mind mentally fit. As mental fitness is greater in his aspect.
- To the bed
Ernest Hemingway gets to the bed after sometime after his meal. He use to formulate his thoughts during bed time and thinking about the day, he winds up.
Facts about Ernest Hemingway
- His mother, Grace, was the domineering type. She wanted a daughter, not a son. To placate herself after Ernest was born, she would dress him up in pink, flowery dresses and call him “Ernestine”.
- He started hunting early. At the age of three, he killed a porcupine, at his father’s behest. He finished the job by eating it.
- He was married four times and dedicated a book to each wife during the time he was married to them.
- Hemingway was an expert fisherman. He used to machine gun sharks to keep them from eating his catch. In 1938, he set a world record by catching seven marlins in one day. He was the first person to ever boat a giant tuna in an undamaged state.
- Just after finishing For Whom the Bell Tolls, he went out with his third wife and two kids and killed 400 jack rabbits in a day.
Awards and achievement
- Ernest Hemingway was awarded a ‘Bronze Star’ for his bravery during ‘World War II’ in 1947.
- He won the ‘Pulitzer Prize’ in 1952 for the novel ‘The Old Man and the Sea.
- In 1954, Hemingway was awarded the ‘Nobel Prize in Literature’ for “his mastery of the art of narrative, demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style.”
Things to learn from Ernest Hemingway
- Practice your craft every single day.
- Start small and start now.
- Stop when you’re going good.
- Sometimes the best edit is a rewrite.
- Let your subconscious do its job.
- Enjoy the simple things in life, don’t rush.
- Listen to others.