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These 10 Writers Had the Most Intense Facial Hair

If you are a man and you want to be a writer, you have two things you must do: 1. Write a book; and 2. Look more like Ernest Hemingway. That is the curriculum. When aged, experienced folks in the publishing industry ask young writers, “Have you read Hemingway,” they are really asking if you have fully embraced the possibility of facial hair. If you can grow a beard, have you tried growing his beard? If you cannot grow a beard like Hemingway’s, then that’s fine too. Your author photo will just be seriously lacking.

 

If you need inspiration on how to style your facial vegetation, or you want fuel for your imagination of what a beard might look like on your hairless face, then look no further than these literary greats.

 

1. Mark Twain

 

Mark Twain moustache facial hair

I also don’t know how he ate. | Image Via Biography

 

2. Friedrich Nietzche

 

Friedrich Nietzche moustache insane funny

I don’t think this even counts as a face. It’s 90% hair. | Image Via Encyclopedia Britannica

 

3. Michael Chabon

 

Michael Chabon beard

When you want to look like you don’t give a care, but you sneaky give many cares. | Image Via Pioneer Press

 

4. Walt Whitman

 

Walt Whitman

Tolkien’s inspiration for Radagast the Brown. | Image Via Social Justice For All

 

5. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

Fyodor Dostoyevsky crazy beard funny

Rocking the neckbeard since 1821. Beat that, reddit. | Image Via The Arc of Grace

 

6. Herman Melville

 

Melville beard square crazy

For those who wish a box hung off their jaw. | Image Via Bio

 

7. William Faulkner

 

William Faulkner cool stylish moustache elegant

What you get when googling “debonair.” | Image Via Bio

 

8. Terry Pratchett

 

Terry Pratchett beard smile

A beard as sharp as his wit. | Image Via Humanists UK

 

9. Patrick Rothfuss

 

Patrick Rothfuss long crazy wild beard

That beard is older than me. | Image Via Wikipedia

 

10. Ernest Hemingway

 

Ernest Hemingway great beard facial hair cool glorious

Image Via Bio

 

 

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Oh, and a bonus one: Young Stephen King

 

Young Stephen King crazy Beard wtf

Image Via reddit

 

Feature Image Via Social Justice for All