Received from my editor for a side project, this feedback is really what every writer dreams of getting. I’m no Hemingway, but still really jazzed about this! #editorlove #writerslife
The writing in these action sequences is as smooth-flowing as anything I’ve ever seen … spare like the best Hemingway (thinking of his battle scenes in For Whom the Bell Tolls) but not to the point of feeling like a caricature of Hemingway (thinking of The Old Man and the Sea, which tried to pull nobility out of futility and strength out of habit – I hated that book). Anyway, you put the flow down on paper, so to speak, just about as well as anyone I’ve read. How you pull a clear, linear tale out of the chaos of battle is a mystery to me, but the spare, descriptive style is probably a big part of it.