Being a Writer
To think of your being a real literary man! I do so long to know how you write things. Can't you explain it?... It is the simplest thing. You have a mind suitable prepared. You get an idea. The idea being introduced into the mind causes fermentation, during which a scum rises to the top and is carefully removed, leaving a residue of clear thought. This you have to bottle up for your own use. The scum you sell to a publisher.