Thursday, September 2, 2010

Writing quote for 8-2-10

Interviewer: How much rewriting do you do?
Hemingway: It depends. I rewrote the ending of Farewell to Arms, the last page of it, 39 times before I was satisfied.
Interviewer: Was there some technical problem there? What was it that had stumped you?
Hemingway: Getting the words right.

--Ernest Hemingway
"The Art of Fiction," The Paris Review Interview, 1956

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