Elda asked Lisa See:

Dear Lisa See, One of my biggest dreams is becoming a writer and next year I will attend the literature university .I am a girl full of dreams,who talks to angels and plays with the stars. I write poems ,but I truly want to write novels. I wanted to ask you , when did you start writing ?

Lisa See I would have been about 21 when I got my first magazine assignment. I went to school for two years, took two years off, and came back. When I came back from Europe, my mother helped me get my first two assignments. The first was a giveaway article for sports, and the other was one for a magazine she didn’t want to write…I can’t even remember what they paid, but it was something like a nickel a word. It was not very much, but it gave me tear sheets and something for me to show, and to prove that I could meet a deadline. It certainly couldn’t pay the rent, but those things were worth the time that I put in.
I wish you the best of luck in all of your writing endeavors Elda!

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