Father Cyril Sigourney Webster Fay.

He attended the Newman School, a catholic prep school in New Jersey. There he met Father Sigourney Fay who encouraged his ambitions. He also attended Princeton University. He was a member of the Princeton class of 1917. He wrote the scripts and lyrics for the Princeton Triangle Club musicals and was a contributor to the humor magazine and the Nassau Literary Magazine. He was put on probation and was unlikely to graduate so he joined the army in 1917. He thought he would die in the army so he quickly wrote a novel called "The Romantic Egotist."

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Newman was where he met Father Sigourney Fay. Fitzgerald described Fay as a Richelieu born in the wrong place and time, a man capable of dazzling an embassy ball, and the Irish writer Shane Leslie wrote that Fay was a society priest in a country where they are very rare, capable of going straight from a party to give a convent retreat which could be appreciated by such good judges as the Carmelites. Fay took up the young Minnesotan, introduced him to people like Henry Adams, and carefully encouraged and groomed him.

There he met Father Sigourney Fay who encouraged his ambitions

Olmstead says that Fitzgerald met Chanler in 1912 when he was a teenager through Father Sigourney Fay. Father Fay was a father figure to Fitzgerald and encouraged the young writer to pursue his ambitions early in his career.

There he met and was encouraged by Father Sigourney Fay to continue writing
Met Father Sigourney Fay Fitzgerald ignored his studies to become his literary apprentice.

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Particularly, Father Sigourney Fay was the one who gave advice and wisdom tohim (F. Scott Fitzgerald 679). Father Fay was someone who watched Scott and told himwhat was right and what was wrong in life. His advice and help gave Fitzgerald thesense to achieve high goals and dreams...
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There he was encouraged by Father Sigourney Fay to continue his writing career

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Fitzgerald entered St. Paul Academy when he was a boy, and started to write for the school newspaper when he was thirteen. During 1911-1913, he attended the Newman School, a Catholic Prep School in New Jersey. There, he met Father Sigourney Fay, who encouraged him to pursue his ambitions and to achieve personal success and distinction. Afterwards, he entered Princeton University, where he grew on his writing abilities by writing for school media. However, he neglected his studies and was put on academic probation.

Father Sigourney Fay encourage Fitzgeral to follow his dreams and ambitions.

Gatsby's Epitaph: F. Scott Fitzgerald

During 1911-1913 he attended the Newman School, a Catholic prep school in New Jersey, where he met Father Sigourney Fay, who encouraged his ambitions for personal distinction and achievement. As a member of the Princeton Class of 1917, Fitzgerald neglected his studies for his literary apprenticeship. He wrote the scripts and lyrics for the Princeton Triangle Club musicals and was a contributor to the Princeton Tiger humor magazine and the Nassau Literary Magazine. His college friends included Edmund Wilson and John Peale Bishop. On academic probation and unlikely to graduate, Fitzgerald joined the army in 1917 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry. Convinced that he would die in the war, he rapidly wrote a novel, “The Romantic Egotist”; the letter of rejection from Charles Scribner’s Sons praised the novel’s originality and asked that it be resubmitted when revised.