The Brutal, Delicate Art of Revision

In my first writing class, back in high school, my teacher once said that all writing is rewriting. For some reason, I was certain that rule didn’t apply to me. All of my fiction was perfect from the moment it was written down. I scoffed at second and third drafts. I was in love withContinue reading “The Brutal, Delicate Art of Revision”

Rewriting Hemingway

Last week,┬ánews broke of a new release of Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 debut novel The Sun Also Rises. The new edition “restores” the original first chapter of the novel, replacing the iconic opening scenes setting up the protagonist, Robert Cohn, with an introduction to the female lead, the fiery Brett Ashley. Hemingway fans are practically droolingContinue reading “Rewriting Hemingway”

The Sinister Specter of Revision

This one was very close to the mark for us, and I can’t help but say I believe it deserves to continue, just so long as it doesn’t forget the opening tone and feel…I’m returning this for now in the hopes I see more later. I think we need more resolution to this. It’s aContinue reading “The Sinister Specter of Revision”