William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Stephen King, Jane Austen, Edgar Allen Poe,
J. R. R. Tolkien, Homer, C.S. Lewis, Jules Verne, Henry Thoreau, Aldous Huxley. Some of the greatest writers of all time. When people hear those names many will automatically know the name and what they wrote. However, the question is, how did they get to the point that the world remembers them for? Marian Evans Lewes, or more commonly known by her pen name George Eliot, is one of these aforementioned authors. She replies to one of her fans Melusina Fay Peirce who had wrote her a letter praising one of her books. In this letter she uses rhetorical strategies such as pathos, figurative language, personal examples, and amazing diction, to show how writers continue to develop throughout their life, and that no matter what, they just have to faithfully stick to their writing.