I learned my first lesson in the cold hard realities of life when I was about 10 or 11 years old. I saw an ad that said if I wanted to be a writer, I should send a sample of my writing to them and a “famous writer” would personally evaluate it for me absolutely free of charge. I couldn’t believe it. A FAMOUS WRITER was going to read what I wrote and tell me whether it was good or not. And for free.
I dashed off a story and sent it in quite sure that the next thing toContinue reading →