Friday, April 27, 2007
How to write letters that your friend will love
Writing letters to friends is not always easy. You just cannot write whatever you feel like. Just think how many times you have opened a friend's letter and have got disappointed when you have reached the last line? Letters are not just a pile of scribbled sentences and words. They should convey all your thoughts and ideas to your friend in a beautiful way. You can write a letter that your friends will love to receive. Here’s how:

* Drop the formal address that you learned in grade school. Instead of “Dear Jack,” write, “Hi Jack,” or “Hi there Buddy of Mine.” In other words, a personal letter deserves a personal greeting.

* Don't start your letter with that boring "How are you?'', instead ask how their life is going.Try saying, “I’ve been wondering how your new car deal came out. Did you end up getting the Volkswagen Van or the Jeep Cherokee?" If you are aware of something that's bothering your friend fof late, ask about it.

* Only after enquiring about your friend, you can write about what you have been doing. (Let’s face it. People are more interested in themselves than they are in other people).

* Mention about the important things that have happened in your life over the past few months. For example, if you have undergone a major illness or purchased something that both of you are interested about, write those in your letter. Similarly, you can notify him of any interesting topic which you have read recently, which he'll appreciate.

* Your last paragraph should, if possible, remind the recipient of something the two of you share in common. This will strengthen your friendship bond. Perhaps you went to high school together. You might mention that you ran into an old classmate at the store the other day. Or have camped at a particular lake together.

* Finally, end your letter with a touching and friendly phrase like “I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon."

Best of luck to your letter writing sessions to your friend !


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