Timeless Advice

article posted Mar 26, 01:58

A recently discovered letter by Oscar Wilde offers a little writerly advice about the importance of not relying on literary work as a source of income. It’s a fascinating find — and an early draft of his poem “The New Remorse” was found along with it.

Of course, given the current state of literary publishing, it might seem unnecessary to remind most contemporary writers that they’d be well advised to hold on to that day job. But, should one be feeling resigned (and a little Romantic), it’s not uninteresting to be reminded that the whole situation could, just possibly, have a positive aspect for the work.

Here it is.