Henry Miller's 10 rules of writing
Ernest Hemingway’s letter to his mother (Sept. 1914). The letter reads:
I got your card thanks very much. Our Train was 2.25 minutes late!! so no school.
The Program is all changed around lunch at a different time and alot of other changes. There was a report circulated around that I was drowned and some of my pals thot I was a ghost. May I PLEASE have SOME LONG PANTS. Every other Boy in our class has them, Lewie Clarahan Ignatz smith and every other little shrimp. My pants are so small every time I wiggle I think they are going to split. And I have about 8 or Ten inches of wrist below me cuffs thusly.
Please say I can have them long ones.
Your drowned son
P.S. My shirt buttons all fly off when I take a full Breath”
Letter credit: Ernest Hemingway Foundation. Hemingway’s scrapbooks made available by jfklibrary.org
This kid is full of it.
Last week, before the opening of Historic Royal Palace’s gorgeous new exhibition ‘Fashion Rules' I had a very quick go on their bespoke illustration app ‘Fashion Rules on Paper’. Visitors are encouraged to chanel their inner Lagerfeld and put the fashion rules the royals lived by into practice.
I obviously need to work on my colouring in skills… Stella McCartney need not start quaking in her boots just yet.
Farhana’s fashion rules