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.