Hemingway's 4 Rules For Writing Well
Written By |Alex Mitchell
That’s the best way to describe the writing style of Ernest Hemingway.
Some writers love to fill their prose with flowery adjectives or complex descriptions that run on and on, but not old Ernie. He wrote simply and clearly, and reading him is like eating a meal of meat and potatoes that tastes better than anything you could order at a five-star restaurant.
A key moment in Hemingway’s development into one of the great American writers came in 1917. Then a fresh-faced reporter at the Kansas City Star, Hemingway was taught four basic rules of writing that he would carry with him the rest of his life.
Because the list of rules is so short and yet so insightful, it’s a must-read for anyone interested in writing effectively.
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