skinem wrote:Unnatural and choppy?
No. Natural and choppy. Mostly men speaking. REAL men thought Hemingway wordy. His characters used words. Didn't grunt and point. His characters spoke briefly. They spoke directly. They spoke true. They spoke this way before fighting for their country. Or fishing. Or hunting, or maybe drinking. When drinking they spoke briefly and true. Again.
Sorry...I think I was channeling there for a minute...
(with a link
to three chapters of an inactive Bad Hemingway story) to help find your inner Heming. This is one site. There are others.
It is written with gusto. It is written for laughs and the joy that comes from bad writing.
The writers of "A Bad Hemingway Story" struggle with the short sentences and the runon sentences and the pointless but rich descriptions for that is what writers of Bad Hemingway must do.
They write. They use email lists to write. They use the keyboard and the mouse. But most of all they write.