Papa’s Advice

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know.”

That was Ernest Hemingway’s quest as a writer. Sounds easy – but is hard.

Many famous artists are known for their breakthroughs to fresh styles and the same is true for Hemingway. He sought to simplify, to write with understatement. Hemingway’s quest makes for enduring writing. For writers, his novels are especially worth re-reading (you know, the books you were forced to read in school). Perhaps a bit of his economy of style will rub off.

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