Instructions for Writing a Letter

I just saw this quote and loved it:

Instructions for living a life.

Pay attention

Be astonished.

Tell about it.

–Mary Oliver

I think the same instructions apply for creating engaging, newsy letters.  Some of the best letters I receive–and the best letters I write–share wonderful details about a particular experience and the writer’s reactions.  It’s easy enough to jot down a list of recent happenings, but it’s far more enjoyable to write about something that astonished or excited you.  And it’s much more fun to read as well!

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