A letter any writer would love to receive

A friend of mine just directed me to this letter from Michael Powell to Martin Scorsese, from Letters of Note. What strikes me most is the way Powell balances his perceptive suggestions for the script's improvement with his obvious admiration of the script and specific praise. This letter should be required reading for anyone who attempts to give a critique.

Comments

Joy said…
That is one of the most awesome critiques of a work I've ever read. I plan to take this to heart...and use this approach when I look over my own works. Thanks for sharing this!
Jeanna Thornton said…
Oh yes, it is a remarkable critique! Thanks for a great post!

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