Using Ernest Hemingway’s short story “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” Gary Lawrence explores how a writer manages time in their fiction. Managing time (pace) in short fiction is critical because of the very limited space — every scene, every word, every nuance has to count. As Hemingway said: “Writing whether you want it or not is competitive…most of the time you compete against time and dead men.”
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