09 Sep WE AGREE WITH E.B. WHITE
Posted at 03:08h in about writing
An aspiring writer named Mike once wrote E.B. White and asked what he needed to do to get his book published.
The famous author took some time before he wrote back, but when he did, this was his advice:
"The principal thing (an author) has to do is to write a good book. Then he has to send the manuscript to one publisher after another until he finds one who wants to publish it. I'm glad you liked 'Stuart Little' and 'Charlotte's Web' and thanks for writing."
It may seem as if E.B. White were lazy and didn’t offer Mike much help. But his letter actually reveals exactly what a writer must do to get published.