. An interesting collection of four diverse writers discussing their craft at the beginning of the 1960's. Erskine Caldwell, 1 page typed letter signed, September 9, 1961 to a Mr. Sauser. 11 lines on writing. He emphasizes practice, avoiding imitation; Agatha Christie, 1 page typed letter signed to a Mr. Thomas Kelly, at the Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane. She writes that writers seldom want to talk about writing, she offers no advice explains, "I am just an entertainer."; John Hersey, 1 page autographed letter signed, October 21, 1961 to Mike Holien. 14 lines on writing. He avoids speed and talks about savoring the words, to feel their value, and how sonorities reinforce their meaning, and engaging all five senses in the sheer enjoyment of our supreme endowment which is language." ; Rod Serling, one typed page signed, October 3, 1961 to Mr. Robert Austin, Gonzaga Preparatory School, "Write and keep writing. Respect another writer but never imitate him. Learn patience because it is as necessary as a typewriter and never be afraid to speak out and say what you believe. This is the function of the writer--to call the truths as he sees them." A very nice worthwhile collection.