The impact of Hemingway on the American short story and flash fiction story is still being felt today.
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Before Hemingway, it was acceptable to use lots of adverbs and adjectives in American fiction. Not after Hemingway. Before Hemingway, writers would not so much write dialogue for their characters as they would write speeches for their characters. Not after Hemingway. Before Hemingway, it took writers forever to get to the action of the story. Not after Hemingway. Although writers may ignore the basic parameters that Hemingway taught, only a very talented writer can succeed by ignoring the following 10 guidelines.