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Novel writing is a kind of private pleasure, even if nothing comes of it in worldly terms.
What is the future of my kind of writing? … Perhaps in retirement … a quieter, narrower kind of life can be worked out and adopted. Bounded by English literature and the Anglican Church and small pleasures like sewing and choosing material for this uncertain summer.
I imagine the proverb about too many cooks spoiling the broth can be applied to writing as well as anything else. The poetical or literary broth is better cooked by one person.
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June 2, 1913
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