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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ernest Hemingway's Birth Day

117 years ago today, Ernest Hemingway was born.  One of my favourite Hemingway quotes is “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”  

Hemingway was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century who often commented on the craft of writing.  When I was a teacher of creative writing, I often referred to one of his statements:  “There is nothing to writing.  All you do is sit at a typewriter and bleed.”  Here is some more of his advice to writers:  http://thewritepractice.com/hemingway-quotes/.

I have never been a great fan of Hemingway’s because of his macho male characters, but I know he is loved by many.  If you are a fan of his, why not try this 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of this American writer:  http://www.cbc.ca/books/2013/07/quiz-how-well-do-you-know-hemingway.html.