"If I have any advice at all for young writers it is: Have another way than writing to feed your face and throw a bone to the wolf at the door, and learn to rewrite. No word you put on paper is immortal or carved in stone or engraved in bronze. A good way to cut is with scissors. Scotch tape is responsible for more good transitions than the typewriter. As for the question 'Should I be a writer?' the best answer still is 'Only if you can’t help it.'"

Advice from Lange Lewis featured in the article A Classic California Mystery: The Life And Times of Lange Lewis.

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