Many Thanks to Ronald T. Kellogg, Author of “The Psychology of Writing”

20 Jan
Ronald Kellogg

Ronald Kellogg, Professor of Psychology


One day I was thinking about why some people don’t like to write. I know everyone won’t love it as much as I do, but still, I was curious. So, I decided to do a search on the psychology of writing. Lo and behold, there was actually a book, “The Psychology of Writing” by Ronald T. Kellogg, Professor of Psychology at St. Louis University.

I went to the library to check it out, but I couldn’t bring it home with me because it was a reference book. And they only had one copy. Then, I went to Amazon and learned that the prices ranged from $45 to $125. Geez, I just wanted to borrow it for my research! So, I did the next best thing. I found Mr. Kellogg, whom I had never met before, and made a big request.

The subject of my message read: “You don’t know me but I have a huge request.” I told him about the one book at the library and the prices at Amazon, and then I asked him for a copy of his book. He said yes with the stipulation that I put it in general circulation at the Chicago Public Library. DEAL!

So, today, I would like to thank Mr. Kellogg for the copy of my book, “The Psychology of Writing”, which was received today.



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4 Responses to “Many Thanks to Ronald T. Kellogg, Author of “The Psychology of Writing””

  1. Gloria D. Robinson January 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    Awesome connection,Marcie. That’s how you get things done–go to the source.

    • Marcie Hill January 21, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

      You’re right. And I really didn’t have anything to lose expect a few minutes of research and the time used to send an email.

  2. Pat January 21, 2012 at 3:51 am #

    Of course I could not find the book in our local Swiss library, so I am looking forward to your review of it.

    • Marcie Hill January 22, 2012 at 12:02 am #

      Pat, I don’t know if there will be a review. This book is really technical, so I will share the information I understand.

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