Re: giving writing advice

Subject: Re: giving writing advice
From: Sandy Harris <sandy -at- storm -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 10:53:52 -0500

Michele Davis wrote:

> ... A famous writer told me that she got very unfavorable reviews for
> one of her books, and that she cut out the nastiest one and put it her
> wallet to keep her humble.

There's a book called "No Turn Unstoned: the Worst Ever Theatrical Reviews"
by Diana Rigg. She asked dozens of actors and actresses for their worst
reviews and did some rearch to find historical ones.

One I howled over was the letter from the editor of a US West Coast
newspaper telling a Mr. R. Kipling not to submit again until he'd learned
to write clearly and gramattically.

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