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I had studied Hemingway so closely and learned a...

Sep 02, 2013
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I had studied Hemingway so closely and learned a lot, but I didn’t agree with his attitude about life, about himself. He took everything so seriously. Your style comes out of your attitude — what kind of a person you are, your personality, how you see things. Are you optimistic? Are you funny? Are you grim? What? This is all out of your attitude. And once I learned that then I had to find other writers to study and imitate.
Elmore Leonard on getting out from under the influence of Hemingway

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  17. bliggediblowm said: i really like your choice of citations and appreciate your sayings about creativity and most of all: spreading creative works. but and of course, i don’t agree with austin kleons attitude about art and life and most of all creation ; ) isn’t it fun?
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