The Letter Project

August 20, 2012

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From Suzy Anderson to Whitney Reinhard

From Suzy Anderson to Whitney Reinhard

30 July 2012

Dear Whitney,

I’m so glad I’m not the only one who stops reading a book or short story. Some stories are supposed to make the reader uncomfortable, like Humbert Humbert in “Lolita.” I just ask that delicate subjects, really any subject, is treated with respect.

Actually I have not read “Catch-22.” Don’t worry about not having set a time for our gumbo dinner. I was out of town last week for my high school friend’s wedding. Visited my parents—we saw the last Batman movie. Have you seen it yet? What did you think? I understand the short notice for your schedule. I only get mine a week in advance, so I get it every Friday. It’s nice to get used to not planning far ahead, but it is also frustrating for the same reason. I usually have Thursdays off, so maybe we can pick a Thursday.

The movie “Brave” is amazing! They did a great job. Haven’t seen “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” After taking an honors seminar on vampire literature, I’m more aware of the current/new vampire trends, like “Tru Blood” with the Sookie Stackhouse series. But more importantly, the course focused on the classics like “Dracula,” “The Vampyre,” and “Carmilla.”

Good job on finishing a short story! I wish you luck on your submission. 🙂 I’m, working on my novel—almost finished with the third draft. When I was in Columbus I went to the Barnes & Noble and found a book to further the research for my novel—“What to Expect When You’re Expecting”—because Charlotte is pregnant for the novel’s duration. And it was funny to get the cashier’s reaction—“I hope this is for a friend.” I said “Sure,” even though I should’ve said “I’m a writer and I’m conducting research for a novel.” The book has helped me generate more material for the novel.

Congratulations on placing your poem in “Crack the Spine!” I can’t wait to read it. I have not been sending out very many submissions. I hope to do so soon. I’ve been rearranging my workspace and trying to put my art supplies and writing materials in easy-to-access places. Poetry is mostly what I have sent out. Touching up my fiction takes so long compared to my poems. My summer is going well, and I hope yours is too! Yep, enjoy the book!



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