A WRITER’S LIFE

A Brief Glance at the Life of William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. O Henry

“It ain’t the roads we take; it’s what’s inside of us that makes us turn out the way we do.”

Ed Newman
4 min readDec 1, 2019

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He was born on September 11, 1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina. For some reason he didn’t like the spelling of his middle name, Sidney, and at age 36 changed it to Sydney. It hardly matters today how he spelled it since most of us have only known him by his pen name, O. Henry, and his trademark stories with…

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Ed Newman

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