"As a writer, you should not judge. You should understand." Ernest Hemingway.

Quote Prompt: “As a writer you should not judge.”

I love using quotes as writing prompts. Whether it’s for journal writing, or getting the juices flowing for an essay or other writing, a good quote can give my brain a jumpstart and take me places I didn’t expect to go. One of the great joys of writing for me is to wander off into unplanned territory. Sometimes pulling up a random quote can be just the kick I need to get me moving in a different direction.

As a writer, you should not judge. You should understand.

Ernest Hemingway

What thoughts come to mind when you read this quote? What do you think Hemingway meant? Do you agree with him?

Spend some time pondering this quote and start writing. If you’re journaling, keep writing long after you think you’ve said everything you have to say. That’s where the interesting bits start to show up on the page.

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