Lennox Robinson

How to become an author

Letters to a young writer, 1920

Abbey Theatre
Dublin
Oct. 28th

Dear Sir,

Read the best English — the classical best English — and nothing but the best; live as fully as possible, mixing with all kinds of people; write constantly and burn most — or all — of what you write a month later. Don’t be in a hurry to publish or to ‘arrive.’ If you have the genuine thing in you you’ll ‘arrive’ without worrying about the exact route. See plays and pictures, listen to music.

Lennox Robinson

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