Few people call anyone these days. We are all about texting. Some lament this as a loss of connection. Some argue that before the telephone, we wrote the letters, suggesting that the highest form of communication is the written word. As a writer, I like that thought, but then I try to remember the last time I wrote a letter to anyone. I am averaging two per year, sadly.
Writing Challenge Prompt – Letters
1) When was the last time you wrote a letter? Who was it to? What did you say? What emotions did you experience as you wrote it?
2) When was the last time you received a letter? Who was it from? What was it about? How did it make you feel?
3) Have a character in your novel write a letter or receive a letter. Write the scene. What is in the letter? What action does the letter spark in the characters involved?
4) Got a better idea? Write that. (And please share it with us by leaving a comment!)
Was your letter typed or handwritten? Did you describe the penmanship or font?
What kind of paper or stationary was the letter on? Or was it in a card? If so, what kind of card? Did it all fit in the blank space of the card?
Happy writing… ~T
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