Writing 101: Day Nine – Reinvent A Letter Format

In Writing 101, day nine task:

Some might say a post in the form of a letter is trite and overdone. But when done well, a letter can tell a great story or get your message across.

Consider Michael Hobbes’ piece of memoir, “An Open Letter to the Girl I Pretended to Have a Crush On in Eighth Grade,” Anne Thériault’s “An Open Letter to All of My Friends Who Take Selfies,” Dawn Quyle Landau’s “On My Father’s Birthday: A Letter to the Man Who Killed Him,” and Ernst Stuhlinger’s letter to a nun in Africa in 1970.

Today, write your post as a letter. Approach it in any way you’d like, but if you’re not sure what to write, here are ideas:

For further reading, read “The Art of the Open Letter.”

Dear Beauty Now,

I just read this post, then I remember this quote:

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where LOVE resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” – Audrey Hepburn

Kindly hurt us with the truth but never comfort us with a lie.

That we are all beautiful and capable of doing amazing things.

Teach us that SMILE is the perfect make-up.

And delightfully, let us aged gracefully.



P.S. Be your own kind of beautiful

be your own kind of beautiful