[Ads-l] "Write Drunk, Edit Sober"

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Mon Jul 9 08:50:27 EDT 2018


Garson has a post on "Write Drunk, Revise Sober"

https://quoteinvestigator.com/2016/09/21/write-drunk/


Stephen

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From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
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Subject: [ADS-L] "Write Drunk, Edit Sober"

I am interested in tracing back the origins of the quotation "Write drunk; edit sober," usually attributed to Hemingway.  The earliest I find it in some quick searching is 2007.  Any pointers to earlier usage would be welcome.


Fred Shapiro

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