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Revive the Lost Art of Letter Writing This Month

Do you miss writing letters to your friends and family? Today author Mary Robinette Kowal launched The Month of Letters Challenge, as writers around the world will try to post a letter a day.

Check it out: “I have a simple challenge for you. In the month of February, mail at least one item through the post every day it runs.  Write a postcard, a letter, send a picture, or a cutting from a newspaper, or a fabric swatch. Write back to everyone who writes to you. This can count as one of your mailed items. All you are committing to is to mail 24 items.  Why 24? There are four Sundays and one US holiday. In fact, you might send more than 24 items. You might develop a correspondence that extends beyond the month. You might enjoy going to the mail box again.”

This GalleyCat editor fondly remembers composing stacks of letters as a young writer, and will attempt the challenge. Will you take the challenge? If you are, chime in the comments section–we’ll check in all month long. (Via Edward Champion)

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