Miscellany and Trivia

Anecdotes about Writers (5)

Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway’s son Patrick asked his father to edit a story he had written.

Hemingway went through the manuscript carefully, then returned it to his son. “But, Papa,” cried Patrick in dismay, “you’ve only changed one word.”

If it’s the right word,” said Hemingway, that’s a lot.”