The Art of the Personal Letter

The Art of the Personal Letter

A Guide to Connecting Through the Written Word

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When was the last time you wrote a letter? Or received one in the mail?

These days, it’s so easy to dash off a quick e-mail or text message or make a cell- phone call while you’re on the run that you may rarely make time for letter writing. But letters are a time-honored form of connection that simply cannot be equaled or replaced by faster methods of communication.

The Art of the Personal Letter
reclaims this lost art, giving you the gift of leisurely expression and allowing you to write beautiful, enduring letters to the people you care about—be it by hand or on a computer. For any occasion—whether you’re reaching out to connect with a long-lost friend or you want to express condolences with grace—author Margaret Shepherd gives you both the inspiration and the tools to write a memorable and meaningful letter that will be cherished by its recipient for years.

Filled with marvelous examples of common types of letters, The Art of the Personal Letterprovides helpful guidelines to enhance your unique voice and inspire you to start that holiday letter or difficult letter of apology. From choosing just the right words, the right stationery, and even the right pen or font, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the timeless art of the personal letter.



Baker & Taylor
In a practical guide to creating meaningful and memorable written messages, the author explains how to write a well crafted letter to suit a variety of circumstances, ranging from condolence and congratulations to illness and fund-raising.

Book News
Shepherd, calligrapher and author of The Handwritten Note, reclaims the disappearing art of the letter in this compact (5.5x7.5") guide. She provides guidelines for enhancing the letter writer's unique voice and choosing the right words, the right pen, and the right computer font. Example letters offer inspiration for all occasions, including holidays, thank you, sympathy, fundraising, reconnecting with old friends, and the entire relationship cycle, from courtship through breakups and getting back together. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

In a practical guide to creating meaningful and memorable written messages, the author of The Art of the Handwritten Note explains how to write a well crafted letter to suit a variety of circumstances, ranging from condolence and congratulations to illness, fund-raising, and more. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780767928274
076792827X
Branch Call Number: 808.6 SHE
Characteristics: 218 p
Additional Contributors: Hogan, Sharon

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Sep 21, 2009

Wonderfully written.
Reads almost like a novel, yet has enough instructional practices to be very useful.

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