Have you ever wanted to write a thank-you note and suffered writer's blockConsidered penning a passionate letter to your beloved, but had no idea where to beginNeeded to send a sympathy message, but couldn't find the right wordsFear not. Professional letter writer Samara O'Shea is here to spark your creativity and answer all your letter-writing questions in this charming guide.For the Love of Letters is an anecdotal primer on letter writing, with tips on how to write all types of notes: love letters, break-up letters, apology letters, thank-you letters, erotic letters (oh yes!), and more. It's filled with moving, funny, and embarrassing stories about letters Samara has written and received, including an apology from a guy who addressed her by the wrong name, a good-riddance e-mail to a capricious boyfriend, and multiple apology letters after getting fired from an internship at O: The Oprah Magazine. With a fresh, contemporary approach, Samara weighs in on appropriate methods for every situation for example, when to handwrite, type, or e-mail (yes, e-mail) your letter. There is also a fascinating collection of engaging personal letters written by historical and literary icons such as Marie Antoinette, Beethoven, Edgar Allan Poe, Susan B. Anthony, and Emily Post.For the Love of Letters will show anyone who has ever shuddered at the idea of sitting down and putting pen to paper or fingertips to keyboard how to craft persuasive, interesting, and memorable letters.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part One: Yes, There's Still a Need for Letters
Introduction Part Two: Letter Writing and the Internet
1 Letters as Gifts
2 Letter Therapy
3 Return to Sender: Letters that are Hard to Write and Harder to Receive