Saturday, July 23, 2011

The style sheet Hemingway appreciated

Hemingway told a reporter in 1940,"...the best rules I ever learned for business of writing." (about the style sheet of the Kansas City Star)

Few of those rules:

  • Use short sentences.
  • Use short first paragraphs.
  • Eliminate every superfluous word
  • Be careful of the word “also.”
  • Be careful of the word “only.”

Hat tip:

Hemingway's page at Kansas City Star:

Style Sheet:


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