Part II of III
Great compilation and weaving of quotes here. The last Hemingway quote sounds a lot like Orwell from (if I'm not mistaken) WHY I WRITE: "Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand."
I've been thinking much of Cormac lately. His essay on the unconscious, "The Kekule Problem," focuses on how the unconscious mind is at work below language. I couldn't help but connecting this to Hemingway's interruptions. Its as if leaving something unresolved allows the unconscious to do its work before continuing.
Such a great piece on the craft of writing through the lens of Hemingway quotes!