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Faster Than a Speeding Adverb



In my latest guest essay for Brevity Blog, I recall those astonishing days when I was a faithful letter writer to comic books.


An excerpt: "The idea that my name and my words could appear in a comic book was intoxicating. One day, filled with eight-year-old hubris, I took a piece of lined notebook paper, picked up a yellow No. 2 pencil marred by bite marks, and scribbled my thoughts about a story in one of DC Comics’ Superman titles.


"I am unsure what intellectual insights I shared with the DC editor, but I placed my letter in the mail, confident that the U.S. Postal Service would grasp the magnitude of the moment and whisk my words off to New York City without delay."


Read the full essay here.

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