September 1, 2012 11:17 PM

C.W. Gusewelle | Shared words forge an intimate bond with readers

Actors and singers hear the applause of the audience. Athletes hear the roar from the stadium crowd. What the writer has for applause is only what the postman brings in his pouch. Answering those letters isn’t a chore. It is the nearest thing imaginable to a conversation.

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