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February: Month Of Letters Challenge


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#1 Deirdre

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:05

Puppeteer and science fiction writer Mary Robinette Kowal challenges everyone to a month of letters in February. One per day the mail runs.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 20:21

Anything that gets more folks writing letters is great by me! I wish February weren't my busiest month, but usually I manage around that number of outgoing letters, anyway.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 20:27

Her separate website is lettermo.com.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 15:14

Puppeteer and science fiction writer Mary Robinette Kowal challenges everyone to a month of letters in February. One per day the mail runs.



Thanks for posting this. It's good to see anything that encourages letter writing. I'm always glad to learn about new authors. Just ordered one of her books for my Kindle.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 16:27

I'm in! Thanks for letting us know about this. Great idea.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:37

I will give it ye olde try. I enjoy finding a letter or two waiting in the mailbox. I've made some good friends here on FPN, ended up exchanging correspondence and its led to getting together in person in several cases. I think writing letters in February is a great idea.

Perhaps we can help keep some jobs in the post office!

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 13:27

Great idea. I thought I averaged about 1 letter per day, but discovered that in January I have sent 15 letters, with 2 yet to be mailed. I am in for the challenge.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 14:50

Tossed my first one in the box yesterday. I'm already behind on snails, so it gives me a chance to catch up. :embarrassed_smile:

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:54

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 14:52

I've decided to take up the challenge. I wrote my first letter yesterday (January 30), so I don't know if it should count :P

I wrote to my grandmother, in response to a card she sent for my children. It was a pleasure to slow down and write out my thoughts to her.

I do have a couple of dumb questions, but in thinking of sending 24 letters I feel a bit overwhelmed.

1) Who do you send letters to?
2) What do you write about? Should I try to be profound or just write about the weather?

Thanks for the advice and happy writing to everyone.
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 22:55

I'm up for the challenge, also.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 23:06

I'm up for this too. If any body is short of people to write to I'm happy to give you my address :)
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 22:10

I may participate with a delayed start :)
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:09

I may participate with a delayed start :)


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 14:44

Send letters to a couple of facebook friends, to all your family (even the ones you live with, it really shocks them!) and write a couple of famous people. You may be surprised who responds. In the past, I have received replies from then governor G W Bush, and recently from Dave Ramsey (with an actual signature!). When I was in high school, a young American student wrote to the then leader or Russia and was invited to go there with her family for a week. It was a political stunt by the Russians, but a life-changing experience for the young girl.

Write anyone with an address about anything you want. Write the newspaper about an important item in your town.

Just have fun!

I've decided to take up the challenge. I wrote my first letter yesterday (January 30), so I don't know if it should count :P

I wrote to my grandmother, in response to a card she sent for my children. It was a pleasure to slow down and write out my thoughts to her.

I do have a couple of dumb questions, but in thinking of sending 24 letters I feel a bit overwhelmed.

1) Who do you send letters to?
2) What do you write about? Should I try to be profound or just write about the weather?

Thanks for the advice and happy writing to everyone.


In this age of text, twitter, skype and email, receiving a good old-fashioned hand-written letter feels just like a warm hug.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:32

Bump!! It is that time of year again! Lettermo will be in full swing again in Feb, so join in.

#17 johnmetta

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:14

I can't believe I've never heard of this! Was going to do it in March (and, honestly, leading up TO March) all by myself.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:42

I'm in as well. Also shared the link on my Facebook account. This is a nice idea that will actually cheer me up every day.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 13:39

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:28

May just have to give this a shot. Already two days behind though. Better get after it. First to figure out who to write.

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