Wednesday, September 9, 2009
A Lesson from Hemingway
A new favorite lately is listening to Writer's Corner on NPR, where I recently heard that Hemingway once wrote a story in 6 words. It reads: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." and is acclaimed as being one of his greatest works. I have never been concise in my writing and I'm even worse in my speech, but if I were to write the story of today in few words, it would probably go something like this:
"One dozen Krispy Cremes, totally inadequate."
"Where are you now Super Nanny?"
"I'll give you something to scream about."
Forgive me on the superfluous word on the last one. Today was one of those days. Cheers to tomorrow, because it couldn't get any louder than today.