Friday, December 9, 2011

I Need a Friend Like This...

According to Alex Palmer at Writers Digest, Harper Lee worked as a reservation clerk at Eastern Airlines for eight years, writing only in her spare time (sound familiar?).  

Then a generous friend gave her a Christmas gift equal to a year’s wages.  The condition?  That she would take a year off and write whatever she wanted.  Harper Lee finished the first draft of To Kill A Mockingbird that year.

Imagine, if you will, what the world would be like without that generous gift...  



Wishing book contracts to all my writer friends this winter!

7 comments:

  1. That would be an awesome gift. I hadn't heard that story. Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. What an awesome gift. This is a great story and very inspiring. Thanks.

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  3. Natalie, Kat, and Christine: I'm wishing the same for all of you! We could ALL use a friend like that. At the very least, I wish you plenty of time to write without distractions.

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  4. To me, that shows that she was destined to write that book. It's one of my all time favs.

    I like your writerly wish and I wish YOU the same.

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  5. Mine too, Kate. I've read it many times and I'm so impressed each time I read it. And thanks!

    Hi Myrna. Glad you liked it.

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