For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can. ~Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway possessed many talents as a writer. A distinctive voice. Spare, tight prose. A genre all his own. What would he think of all the books on craft today? The multitude of writing conferences and workshops? The writing software--and even NaNoWriMo?
I decided to pull together some resources connected to Hemingway. Check them out. Then you can decide for yourself.
In A Short Course In Writing, Donald L. Hughes examines four points that Hemingway used in writing. I'm impressed that he would edit his stories until he couldn't find one word that wasn't essential.
Find even more tips and solutions in How to Write Well, the Ernest Hemingway Style.
Read about Hemingway's Iceberg Principle on Timeless Hemingway.
And here's Ernest Hemingway's Writing Tips for Bloggers.
There's actually a book called Ernest Hemingway On Writing, by Larry Phillips.
And finally, here are two videos with more tips from Hemingway:
What do you think about editing out every non-essential word? Is it a realistic goal?