Write Like Hemingway: Find Your Voice, Discover Your Style: 10 Rules that Guided a Nobel Laureate
Examines how Hemingway's early career as a journalist at The Kansas City Star influenced his iconic prose style. Gleason's close reading of works spanning Hemingway's oeuvre, from the early "Indian Camp" and "Up in Michigan" to the later Across the River and into the Trees and The Old Man and the Sea, details the author's lifelong adherence to the newspaper's admonitions to write succinctly, forcefully, and vigorously. Focuses on the value of these lessons and others from the newspaper's guide for aspiring writers in any discipline. Appendix reprints three of Hemingway's Kansas City Star stories published between December 1917 and April 1918: "Kerensky, The Fighting Flea," "Battle of Raid Squads," and "Six Men Become Tankers."