Top Ten Tips for Letter Writing

“If I’d had more time, I’d have written you a shorter letter”
- Mark Twain

Mark Twain effectively and famously summed up the importance of devoting care, thought, and time in order to communicate succinctly and efficiently. In this era of informal emails and casual text messages, many of us have lost that natural “knack” for communicating in a genuine, heartfelt, and meaningful way. Letter writing is becoming more than just a “disappearing art form,” as it’s recently been labeled, It’s also an important tradition and a practice worth preserving.. .for good reason! Letter writing can be a great way to communicate, to reconnect, and to build relationships. And, as Mark Twain reminds us, it shouldn’t always be about communicating quickly or even extensively rambling about the little details, but about communicating meaningfully. Whether you are a consistent letter-writer, or just learning the tricks of the trade, here are our top tips to help you craft beautiful correspondence and say what you want to say; be it in a friendly casual note or a flawless professional letter.  Over the next several days we will be posting articles with tips for writing both social and business letters.


Read:  Intro  | Social Letters - 1  |  Social Letters - 2  |  Business Letters - 1  |  Business Letters - 2

 

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