Lessons in Writing and Life from E.L. Doctorow

From a story on lithub.com by Alison Fairbrother headlined “Lessons in Writing and Life from My Grandfather, E.L. Doctorow”:

The first time an award-winning novelist gave me feedback on my writing, I was seven. I’d written a short story about a flying pony named Gold Dust, who was stolen from his pasture and locked in a trailer where even his wings couldn’t save him. It was up to a young girl named Alison to find him and set him free.