The author Carolyn See spoke at the first Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference I attended and said something I’ve never forgotten:
Write a charming note to someone in the literary world five days a week, to someone who makes your hands sweat. Do it for the rest of your life.
I thought that was a great idea.
But I didn’t find a way to take her advice. I went back to my busy executive job instead.
Now that my book is in the galley stage, and I have more discretionary time, I want to write letters to people who have influenced me. Haven Kimmel will be among the first to get a letter.
If you were to write five letters to writers, which five would you pick?
My New Beginning today is to finish my letter to Haven Kimmel.
What’s yours? Don’t forget to chart it here.