Writers + Cats = Purrfection

Column by Annie Neugebauer May 29, 2018
Writers rock. Cats rock. Together? No brainer. But really, what is it with writers and cats? Why the long-standing obsession?

Inspiration vs. Influence: Using What We Know

Column by Brian Allen Carr July 18, 2017
A discussion of how writers take, steal and borrow content, and why.

Why A Little Writing Jealousy Is Healthy

Column by Leah Dearborn
Every writer has felt it—that twinge of jealousy when you read a sentence so perfect, it makes you angry that you didn't think of it first.

When Critics Are Assholes: 8 Great Books That Got Slammed

Column by Ed Sikov October 2, 2015
In the literary justice system, critic-based offenses are considered particularly heinous. Idiots are to blame. These are their stories.

10 Books I Will Finally Read This Year

Column by Christine J. Schmidt January 27, 2015
I've put them off for too long!

The Gift of Gab: Mastering the Maximal

Column by Susan DeFreitas December 4, 2014
Hemingway, famously, kept it short and sweet. But if you've got the gift of gab, like Nabokov and Marquez, you can stretch out with sentences that gallop, guffaw, and bulge with overstuffed wit.

Does Size Matter? A Treatise on Big Books

Column by Leah Dearborn June 24, 2014
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but what about the thickness of its binding?
Write Like Hemingway With This Web App

Write Like Hemingway With This Web App

News by Sean May February 17, 2014
A new app uses Ernest Hemingway's stripped down style as a template for analysis. Can it improve your writing?
Hemingway's Childhood

Rare Collection of Scrapbooks by Ernest Hemingway's Mother Available Online

News by Christopher Shultz July 24, 2013
The meticulously detailed books offer a view into the childhood of a beloved author.
Hemingway's last word from beyond the grave

Hemingway Story Rejected by Vanity Fair Turns Tables - 90 Years Later

News by Dean Fetzer
Hemingway’s estate says ‘no’ to the magazine's request to publish a previously rejected story.

10 Big-Time Literary Drunks

Column by Ed Sikov March 1, 2013
A selection of ten writers who made names for themselves as alcoholics.
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Extensive Research Reveals Hemingway Probably Didn't Write Famous 'Six Word Story'

News by Christopher Shultz January 31, 2013
It's a classic example of good flash fiction, but who actualy wrote it? Some say Ernest Hemingway, but the Quote Investigator begs to differ.

The 10 Most Bizarre Pieces Of Literary Merch

Column by Kimberly Turner July 6, 2012
It's not a stretch to assume that if you like the book or author, you'll buy the T-shirt, coffee mug, or bookmark. But what about the panties, shower curtain, and Ouija board?
'A Farewell To Arms' Rereleased With New Endings

47 New Ways To Say Goodbye: A Farewell To Arms Rereleased With New Endings

News by Dave Reuss July 5, 2012
Hemingway's Classic "A Farewell To Arms" is being reprinted with alternate endings and earlier drafts.
Lawyer Asks For Time Off Murder Trial For Hemingway Look-alike Contest

Lawyer Asks Judge For Time Off From Murder Trial For Hemingway Look-Alike Contest

News by Rob Hart June 29, 2012
Florida attorney Frank Louderback wanted time off from a federal murder trial to attend a content for people who look like Ernest Hemingway. His request was denied.
'Hemingway & Gellhorn' trailer

HBO Releases Trailer For 'Hemingway & Gellhorn'

News by Rob Hart April 23, 2012
The film, starring Clive Owen as Hemingway and Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn, chronicles the pair's five-year marriage and their work during the Spanish Civil War.
New Hemingway Letters Acquired by Kennedy Library

New Hemingway Letters Acquired by Kennedy Library

News by John Jarzemsky March 29, 2012
New letters from Ernest Hemingway reveal a softer, gentler side to the author.

Writing in the Negative

Column by Jon Gingerich February 22, 2012
Sometimes the most compelling elements of a story are the ideas and themes that are hinted at but aren't placed directly on the page.