Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Demanding writer friends?

My last post featured jealousy among writers, so now let’s discuss friendship. It may not be my favorite, but “A Moveable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway is a book I have returned to several times through the years. I like reading about the relationship with F. Scott Fitzgerald because it’s fun to peek into the lives of these two famous and talented men and examine their personalities through their habits and insecurities. Here’s a link to the scene of their first forgettable (to Fitzgerald) meeting:


Do you have demanding writer friends? Do you deal with them by drinking, like these two? If not, tell me which methods serve you well.

Write soon,


  1. I don't have demanding writer friends, happy to say.

  2. I don't have any demanding writer friends and if I did, drinking would not enter the picture. I'd have to get creative and figure out what to do!

  3. Thankfully, all my writing friends are encouraging and prodding and helpful--not demanding.

    (And if they were, I'd more likely turn to chocolate than liquor.)

  4. Mary, have you read The Paris Wife? It's a fictional story told from the POV of Hemingway's first wife, Hadley. I loved it!

    Critter Alley

    1. No, I haven't, but will reserve it at the library as soon as I leave this message! Thanks, I love biographies!