by Sam Poe
The correspondence between Anna, a publisher, and Edward, a writer.
I am glad you found my plot intriguing. It would pain me greatly to know that I have a lackluster plot to go with my “weak” Christine as you so eloquently pointed out. A few things if I may:
1. I am not "ignoring" your crits. I am merely taking them under advisement.
2. I can assure you that there is no smugness on my part here in what is considered to be a re-buff in your well-meaning helpfulness.
Please understand Anna that I have written my story like this for a reason. It is not to infuriate you beyond measure. It is to entice you to look beyond what you see on the page. For now we will let Christine be simple. Her purpose has yet to be defined so early in the story. Trust me, my love for the written word has not failed.
And if I could impart one more piece of advice:
You will catch more cooperation with sweet praise than a shrew’s tongue.