Creative Writing 101: The Lost Art of Letter Writing


Creative Writing 101: The Lost Art of Letter Writing


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What makes a good letter?

What do you think?

Started by Carrie Knapp Oct 11, 2016.

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Comment by April Woosley on November 1, 2016 at 4:49pm

What day is this going to be on and how does this work?

Comment by Carrie Campbell on October 12, 2016 at 6:43pm

Hi everyone, I am so sorry for the delay on this class and my lack of communication!

This is the second or third time I've had to move this class due to the difficulty in writing the syllabus - there's no existing textbook to work off of.

I don't want to present a class 12 days into a month, so let's try again in November. Thanks for your patience!

If you can get ahold of Alexandra Stoddard's "Gift of a Letter" book, we'll be talking about it in class next month!


Comment by Carrie Knapp on October 11, 2016 at 8:17pm
I have two pen pals, one to whom I text nearly every day, and the other I met through a service called the letter exchange 25+ years ago. We write "real" letters nearly weekly.
Comment by Barbara Thomas Young on October 9, 2016 at 9:05am

I'm not sure how this course is supposed to work, or where I should start. Any suggestions?

Comment by Renee B. on October 7, 2016 at 5:51pm

Are they pen-pals from way back or are you and others choosing to write letters in place of emails, etc?

I don't think I have written or received a true letter since the early 2000s. I used to keep boxes of old letters (not cards) until a fire destroyed them.

Comment by Kell on July 28, 2016 at 7:52am

Hi all!
I currently have about a dozen penpals (mostly in the UK, but a few in the USA and Canada too), and am looking forward to this course. :)



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