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Month of Letters Challenge Returns

Do you miss writing letters the old fashioned way? In February, author Mary Robinette Kowal will host her annual A Month of Letters Challenge, as writers around the world will try to post a letter a day.

This year, the challenge will include letter writer profiles, forums and lots of extra goodies. You can sign up at this link:

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 23 items. Why 23? There are four Sundays and one US holiday. In fact, you might send more than 23 items. You might develop a correspondence that extends beyond the month. Write love letters, thank yous, or simply notes to say that you miss an old friend. Let yourself step away from the urgency of modern life and write for an audience of one. You might enjoy going to the mail box again.

Here are some more letter writing resources:

How to Find a Mailbox for Your Letter

How To Save Your Letters Online

Join the Letter Writers Alliance

Letter Writing Mix on Spotify

How Letter Writing Can Change Your Life

We interviewed Kowal on the Morning Media Menu last year, getting some letter writing advice. Press play below to listen on SoundCloud…

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