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Hemingway taught me

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message 1: by Andrew (last edited Feb 16, 2010 05:14PM) (new)

Andrew Lawrence | 1 comments A book that changed my life? The Old Man And The Sea. A couple of characters, the sea, a small boat and a big fish. Quite a story! In fact, I learned how to write by reading Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway's advice on writing? "Use only enough words to tell the story ... and no more."

I have written 7 non-fiction books and am still faithfully following his advice. See for yourself, read some free excerpts at

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J.C. (jcjoranco) | 1 comments I love that book. Doesn't the old man punch a shark in the face, or something to that extent?

I also enjoy the way he writes. writers of any kind can learn greatly from grandpa Hemingway.

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