Minimalism shiminalism

Posted: July 17, 2015 in graffiti living
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Raymond Carver.

Ernest Hemingway.

Elmore Leonard.

All of these writers used minimalism, in their own way, to great effect.

William Faulkner.

Franz Kafka.

Thomas Pynchon.

All of these writers used maximalism, in their own way, to great effect.

You can push too hard in either direction and it’s ok to find a middle ground.

John Gardner told Raymond Carver to “read all the Faulkner you can get your hands on, and then read all the Hemingway to clean the Faulkner out of your system.”

Experiment with both styles — find your own way.

They’re just a means to an end.

Whatever works, works.

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