Question: I just wanted to thank you for inspiring me to write

I am writing you not to receive advice (which I often do), not to tell you of an extreme worry of mine (which I often do), and not even to thank you for writing the Alice books (which I always will). In reality, I am writing to tell you something that has been habored inside of me for many a time, but you are one person who I cannot refrain from telling. I have definitely, absolutely, without a doubt decided to become a writer. It will be ardurous and difficult, I know. But it is my passion, and I hope that I will one day be successful. I am graduating from high school this year and I hope to start submitting my writing to literary magazines to see how people react. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for inspiring me to write and filling my mind with a burning desire write. I already feel like a writer when my parents read my writing, it is a great feeling as you well know. I will continue to update you throughout my life and ! hopefully you will see my work in a library someday! Thank you again for everything!

PHYLLIS Replied:
I would love to hear about your successes. You sound as though you have the temperament to be a writer, knowing that the path ahead is hard and often discouraging. Start small, with articles and stories for your college newspaper, for creative writing class, for authors’ groups, for magazines offering to publish a first-published story, for any place possible. Often the editors of these small publications are the ones most willing to take the time to let you know how you can improve

Posted on: October 23, 2008


Twitter Phyllis on Twitter Blog Alice's Blog Facebook Phyllis on Facebook