Hang On To Hope - A Letter By E.B. White

Hang On To Hope – A Letter By E.B. White

Writers Write creates writing resources and shares writing tips. In this post, we share a letter by E.B. White, the American author.

11 July is the anniversary of E.B. White’s birthday. To celebrate, we’re sharing this letter.

E.B. White was the co-author of the English language style guide, The Elements of Style, which is known as ‘Strunk & White’. He also wrote books for children, including Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. 

White received the Newbery Medal in 1953 for Charlotte’s Web. He also received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal from the U.S. professional children’s librarians in 1970 for his ‘substantial and lasting contributions to children’s literature’.

Hang On To Hope – A Letter By E.B. White

When he was 74, he received a letter from a man who had lost hope. This was his reply.

From Letters of Note

The author always celebrated the human condition and he believed it was a writer’s duty to uplift people.

E.B. White wrote in his boathouse in Allen Cove, Maine.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 11th July 2015
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