Here's a book with a double market:- first, that vast horde of aspiring writers, who want to know how successful writers got that way; second, the public avid of details concerning literary figures, who will find this book a guidepost to the personalities and viewpoints of many of their idols. And of course, the sale will probably be primarily to people sincerely interested in literary criticism, from the inside looking out. An anthology of literary credos of twenty authors distinguished in various fields of letters. Stimulating -- entertaining -- creative -- adroitly critical -- they are well chosen, and together make an interesting pattern. The short extracts from writers of all time about writing -- epigrams, quotations, etc. -- are first rate literary ""pick-me-ups"". Among the writers represented are: Gertrude Atherton, Margarety Ayer Barnes, Havelock Ellis, Ellen Glasgow, Harold Nicolson, Rafael Sabatini, Edward J. O'Brien.