Monday, November 22, 2010

Twain's advice to young writers.

Twain letter to aspiring Canadian writer set for auction:

Sample Twain correspondence

'You make a conclusive argument against your book: first, when you mention your age; second, when you state what your life has been,' Clemens, pulling no punches, wrote to Munro from his home in Hartford, Conn., on Oct. 21, 1881.
The young Munro was undaunted. I've been taking Twain's advice as if it were written to me across the years; however, can start thinking about my own ambitions again more seriously after I turn 40 ... soon.

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