The Art of Letter-writing

The Art of Letter-writing

How to Address Every Occasion

Book - 2009
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There are always times when you need to write a letter, and yet many people find it one of the most difficult ways to communicate. How do I begin and end my letter? How long should it be? What are the right things to say? The Art of Letter-Writing will help you by answering these questions, and more.

Organized by occasion, the book contains samples of letters you might receive and how best to reply. Learn what to write in invitations and thank-you letters for weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries; find out the best ways to write polite but efficient letters of complaint, as well as how to sensitively phrase messages of condolence. Discover, too, the correct way to address envelopes and people according to their status. You'll find it easy to learn by example, as lots of sample letters that demonstrate ideal ways to correspond are included to use as a basis for your own letters.

It includes guidance on getting the right tone for your letter, whether formal or informal, as well as the generally accepted format. Since many people now use computers both for work and personal matters, the section on 'netiquette' is a useful resource--describing the correct way to write an e-mail. Some of the quaint mysteries of letter-writing are also revealed, like why a man is addressed "esquire," making this the essential companion for anyone who values the power of the written word. 

* Answers the key questions that face letter-writers, such as where the date goes, whose address goes at the top, how to address the reader, and many more.

* All types of letters are covered--from letters to friends to important letters to business clients.
Publisher: London ; New York : Cico Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9781906525835
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 20 cm.


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