Editing The Ernest Hemingway Way

I haven’t tried writing drunk yet, but can imagine that a sobering edit might very well be required.

Having been taken by his depiction in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, and having recently read A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway evokes for me Parisian cafes, carafes of wine, and hours labouring over prose. He could spend hours working on a paragraph to get it just right.

Editing is a sober and sobering business!

Image sourced from garancedore.tumblr.com (originally posted by milkstudios ‘Whatever you say, Ernest Hemingway’)

First published 5 Sep 2012; republished 5 Jul 2016