When All Else Fails…
The following from my daily desk calendar:
Writers are terrorized by editors, who wield the power to reject stories they submit for publication. Not the struggling writer Erle Stanley Gardner, even before he became famous for his Perry Mason courtroom series.
When he was starting out in the business, Garner submitted a mystery story to a magazine with a note for the editor: “Three O’clock in the Morning is a damned good story. If you have any comments, write them on the back of a check.”
The Sisters think he might have been a genius.