- Maybe this is an answer to my question of the day the other day:
- A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
So maybe I should just be enclosing an envelope big enough for the royalty check?
I'm pretty sure I read or was supposed to read some Ring Lardner in my "Humor in American Literature Class" in college, but the only thing I remember reading in that class are the "Guys & Dolls" stories, and also stuff by Robert Benchley.
No, not Jaws. Robert Benchley wrote hilariously dry essays to which Dave Barry owes a great deal of credit.
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