Southern Pines, North Carolina: 21 November 1958.
2 pages. 1 vols. Sm. 4to. To Wesley Hartley, an educator and teacher. Folds, else fine. Item #29043
Responding to Hartley's letter asking about some biographical details and also about the importance of her education to her writing. She writes “First, I never had ahigh-school education just an old fashioned private school. College experience is not necessary for the writer of fiction but experience of any kind is the food of the writer & he or she can hardly get too much of it. ” She then goes on to warn the students not to depend on a literary career for an income and describes her life and struggles as a writer, finishing “If you want to write-write and write and write, but have some means of support (before) you can depend upon sales”.