Not Rude At All…

The letter I received from Harlan Ellison made it into Flavorwire’s “Rudest letters sent by celebrities to their fans.” For the record, I didn’t find Mr. Ellison’s letter one bit rude; I impinged on his time, ignored his vocal plea to fans to not write him, as he has an obvious compulsion to respond to all correspondence, and he answered my question and directed me to an incredible book that influences my writing to this day. We have chatted back and forth on his web forum since, and it was an honor to hear from him. He writes with a power few of us could wield so accurately.

You can read the letter in its entirety here.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Not Rude At All…

  1. Interesting… Just stumbled across this via Tumblr on the same day I completed writing a letter I’m going to send to Harlan as well. I know he doesn’t enjoy fans corresponding to him but I simply feel the need to thank him and let him know how much of an impact he has had on my life. I’m considering this some kind of sign to continue forth when sending it once I get home from work. Thank you :)

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