20 March 2013

Hemingway

So we all know that Hemingway is famous for saying, "Write drunk; edit sober." But I just now realized why that approach would be so useful.  Each morning Hemingway edited everything he had written the day before, usually he was up by 5AM.  I imagine splitting headaches are a good way to prevent any phrase that does not absolutely sing from slipping past the grouchy editorial eye.
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