A collection from 23 authors about their points of view about the labor of writing literature. Some of the writers are William Dean Howells, Kathleen Norris, Booth Tarkington, Montague Glass, Rex Beach, Robert W. Chambers, James Allen, Harry Wilson, Arthur Guiterman, Frank H. Spearman, John Erskine, John Burroughs, Amy Lowell, Kathleen Norris, Will Harben, Fanny Hurst, Ellen Glasgow, and others. Alfred Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918), he never used the first name, was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1886. He was educated at Rutgers College and Columbia University, and had a brief career as a teacher before moving into journalism. He worked on the staff of The Standard Dictionary from 1909 to 1912, and then became a special writer on the New York Times Sunday Magazine.