The Writer’s Suitcase?

September 11, 2018
Bob Eckhard

Today’s offering is a follow-up on last week’s post as having caught up with screenwriting guru David Baboulene at the London Screenwriter Festival, he said it’s fine to post all of my notes from his Aristotelian session. Find the full set of notes here.

Meanwhile…never one to miss an opportunity, I thought I’d follow up on the Hemingway quote of last week’s post with  another observation he makes. Taken from one of his short stories that is particularly apt for those of us who find ourselves immersed in our writing projects at the expense of everything else:

“Hemingway once wrote a short story about a man in the desolate frozen north whose wife died and had to be stored in the shed until spring melt in order to bury her. Grief stricken at first, he saw her there day after day as he went about the business of surviving winter, and one day began to hang his lantern on her slackened jaw. Hemingway said his point was “(hu)mankind can get used to anything.”

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