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Introducing "Letters About Writing"

Dear readers,

Happy November! As a “word nerd,” I love reading letters from famous authors, but since these rarely qualify as “American history,” they rarely fit the criteria for inclusion in Letterjoy’s American History collection.

To remedy that, today we’re excited to announce a brand-new collection, “Letters About Writing (Part I),” available for purchase now.

Throughout this six month collection, you’ll receive letters from a “who’s who” of legendary authors, including Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, Zora Neale Hurston, HG Wells, Willa Cather, and Mark Twain.

Each month of your letters will focus on a different writing-oriented theme, such as “character development,” “plot,” or “genre fiction”. Each week, you’ll receive a letter related to that theme. In some, an author will discuss one of their most famous works, while in others they’ll give direct feedback to inquiring fellow writers, or comment on an ongoing literary controversy.

As with our history-oriented collections, you’ll receive a “postscript” article with every letter, with a biography of your latest pen pals and details on their style and writing process.

Our goal is to make this collection an inspiring and informative resource for writers at every level, from the student in their first writing seminar, to the veteran author with a dozen novels to their name.

You can order “Letters About Writing” here. We begin mailing in December.

We’ve got dozens of great writers in our lineup already, but we’re still on the lookout for a few more. If there’s a specific author you’d like to see included, please let us know.

All the best,

Michael & The Letterjoy Team

P.S. Did you know you could buy Letterjoy for a group (at a discount)? Visit to build your custom group bundle.

P.P.S. Did you know that Mark Twain invented a board game? Like most of his non-literary ventures, it was not a financial success.