The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof shit detector.” – Ernest Hemingway
To which I would say:
“The most essential gift for an SF/F writer is a built-in, shockproof, shit creator.”
I like creating all sorts of neat shit. Right now I’m still working on the synopsis/proposal for a new novel. I’ve got about one thousand words slotted into Omni-outliner and I’m moving forward. And I’ve got all sorts of neat shit planned for it. Okay, so I’m not following in the heart of Hemmingway’s intention with the quote, but that was what occured to me when I saw the quote today.