Many of us have sets of books from long ago. Ours were handed down by my in-laws. All with works of James Fenimore Cooper, (as well as William Shakespeare and George Elliot). As I boxed the volumes (there must have been 40volumes but I didn’t count) I thought of these prolific authors, writing long-hand--no computer, no multiple drafts. It was a different way back then with pen in hand, Cooper in the nineteenth century, Shakespeare in the sixteenth and early seventeenth.