[LMB] Robert Heinlein's form letter

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Tue Sep 9 21:52:56 BST 2008

On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 11:14:12AM -0700, Elizabeth Holden wrote:

> I was interested in the comment that one wouldn't expect authors to
> reply to fan mail, even with a form letter.  My experience has been
> entirely the opposite - I haven't written to many authors, but those I
> have written to have invariably replied with friendly and courteous
> letters, sometimes at some length.  
> Now it's possible that I have just picked a good type of author to

good type == "unpopular".  Consider writing P. C. Hodgell (struggles to
stay in print) vs. writing J. K. Rowling ("billions sold")

-xx- Damien X-) 

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