Would You Read It?

From Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, an exchange between protagonist Gil Pender (an unpublished writer) and Ernest Hemingway:

PENDER: Would you read it?

HEMINGWAY: Your novel?

PENDER: Yeah, it's about 400 pages long, and I'm just looking for an opinion.

HEMINGWAY: My opinion is I hate it.

PENDER: Well, you haven't even read it yet.

HEMINGWAY: If it's bad, I'll hate it because I hate bad writing, and if it's good, I'll be envious and hate all the more. You don't want the opinion of another writer.


J.C. Hutchins

J.C. Hutchins is an award-winning freelance transmedia writer, experience designer and novelist. He helps agencies and entertainment companies create multi-channel narratives to achieve their creative and business goals.