Letters About Writing (Part I)


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Letters About Writing (Part I)

Letters About Writing (Part I)

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Learn directly from some of history's greatest wordsmiths. 

Get letters in the mail from legendary authors like Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, Zora Neale Hurston, HG Wells, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Hear first-hand about the obstacles they overcame to publish enduring best-sellers and create iconic characters. Read along as they critique other popular works from their era, forge their identities as authors, lay out what they believe to be the keys to great writing.

Arthur Conan Doyle letter and article

This collection will inspire you to rush to your writing nook and give you actionable advice to apply to your next novel, short story, poem, or article.

"Letters About Writing" is a perfect gift for any writer, from a grizzled veteran journalist to a student in their very first writing seminar. It's also an excellent supplement to any writing curriculum. For group packages, please contact us.

This is part I in an ongoing series. Part II will be available in mid-2024.

Here's how it works

Real Letters:  About once per week, you'll receive a letter in the mail from a famous author discussing writing, editing, or the creative process. You'll receive twenty-six letters in total over a six month period.

These are real letters sourced from archives, libraries, and special collections around the world, and reproduced for you on fine stationery.

Monthly Themes:  Each month of your letters will focus on a unique theme. Examples of themes you may receive include "Character development," "Editing," "Criticism," "Genre Fiction," and "Perseverance".

"The Postscript":  Each letter you receive will also include "the postscript," an article on your latest author, their writing habits, and their career.

First-class mail:  Each letter in this collection is mailed to your door via USPS first-class mail with a real stamp. Domestic postage is included. Members outside the US will incur a small international postage surcharge.

Meet Some Of Your Pen Pals

Letters from Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Author of "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility" & domestic novel virtuoso.

Letters from Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston

Best-selling author of "Their Eyes Were Watching God" and "Mules and Men".

Letters from F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jazz-age legend. Author of "The Great Gatsby" and "The Beautiful and Damned".

Letters from Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë

Author of "Jane Eyre" under the pseudonym "Currer Bell". Known for her profound exploration of love, society, and morality.

Letters from Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Physician & best-selling author of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and "A Study in Scarlet". Known for creating the iconic detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Letters from Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Legendary humorist & best-selling author of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". World's worst businessman.

Letters from H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells

Sci-fi pioneer. Author of "The War of the Worlds" and "The Time Machine".

Letters from Willa Cather

Willa Cather

Pulitzer-prize-winning writer. Author of "My Ántonia," "O Pioneers!," and other iconic works of American literature. Lauded for her evocative depictions of American frontier life.

Letters from Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott

Beloved author of "Little Women". Noted for her poignant tales of family and female empowerment.

Letters from Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Literary journal editor & author of "Oliver Twist," "Great Expectations," "A Tale of Two Cities," and "A Christmas Carol".

Letters from Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Mastermind behind "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" and author of the first modern detective story. Acclaimed for his mastery of gothic fiction.

Letters from other authors

And More...

We have dozens of amazing authors on our list. We have so many that we had to save some for Part II (coming in 2024) - Stay tuned!

Please note: Authors are subject to change