Hi Nicole, thank you so much for sharing. His tips are many years old, yet it’s still as relevant today as it was then. Sometimes we think we sound more intelligent by using big words when the most simple words used well makes it easier for people to read and understand our message.
I love that he took the time out to write back and encourage a child. I agree with what Hemingway says about us all being apprentices at writing, there’s always something new to learn, no matter how successful a writer is. It keeps us humble.
Nicole, your article reminds me of an article I came across yesterday. It’s about the great Ralph Waldo Emerson’s praise of another writer’s book. It made all the difference afterwards… let me know what you think of it :) https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/09/08/emerson-whitman-letter/