Skip to comments.THE KANSAS CITY STAR: The Star Copy Style (heavily influenced Hemingway's writing style)
Posted on 07/25/2017 3:46:29 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
This facsimile of The Star Copy Style sheet is one of the most often-requested pieces of memorabilia relating to the history of The Kansas City Star.
This is the document that Ernest Hemingway would have been given during his tenure writing police and emergency-room items at The Star in 1917 and 1918. <>p>Hemingway later remarked to a reporter that the admonitions in this style sheet were then best rules I ever learned in the business of writing.
This early Star style sheet exists today in two different versions, but neither can be dated definitively. The version reproduced on the reverse of this page is believed to be the one used at the newspaper around 1915. It is likely that Hemingway used either this rule sheet or another very similar version.
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Who, What, When, Where & How
Like the commie “AP Stylebook”?
Roger Miller sings “Kansas City Star”
We think alike. :-)
I was taught that the title and gist of the article had to be explained/given in the first paragraph. And all that followed was mere expansion and detail.
Suspense required technique.
Not so today.
I suspect it comes from contracts between writer and publisher for a minimum number of words.
And it also might come from the lack of editors at online publishers.
Always loved Roger Miller. Don’t know why...just loved every song he ever wrote and performed.
What about Gordon Lish?
He always seemed to be the kind of person who’d be fun to hang around with.
Oh yes, so did I. His singing style was original as were his songs and agree with Pax, would have been fun to be around.
I don't read new literature...just online opinion pieces usually followed by the opinions of valued Freepers.
I'm from the Deep South--favorite aunt in Milledgeville (clinical psychologist at the state hospital there) was a close friend of Flannery O'Conner. Have a love hate relationship with literature...particularly the short story.
I grew up in the gothic mood of South Georgia. Left as soon as I could for NYC (to escape the weight of this place).
Little did I know, there is no escape.
The man who put the carve in Raymond Carver.
Thanks for posting!
What is the hate part of your love/hate with short stories?
I really wish I could like Flannery O'Connor more, but I just can't.
Doesn’t NYC have a weight of it’s own?
It is depressing as hell.
It followers those who love literature around like a fog.
Some commit suicide...but those who live are simply depressed.
The Southern mood is like being followed by an alligator.
You could get a 12-gauge and kill him...but you realize sooner or later that the alligator is you.
Reaching for the stars is a way of avoiding the foundations upon which you are built.
But, hey, Nick, don't think I don't know who I am conversing with.
I am the same old RoosterRedux who has your number.
Unless you are ready to be a fair dealer, you are still a sneaky Never-Trumper.
Which is it?
I welcome your friendship if you are being honest. But if you are just the same old Nick...I have had your number for a long time.
Which is it, Nick?
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