This remarkable "must have" book shows how to write personal letters for all occasions. A sense of humor helps provide invaluable guidance in remembering what to put in the letter.
Do you dread writing notes to say "Thank you," "I'm sorry," or "Congratulations"? When's the last time you sent a handwritten letter to a faraway friend, just to catch up? What should you write to a grieving friend or colleague? How do you let friends know you're getting a divorce? As our lives get busier and faster-paced, the old-fashioned art of personal correspondence is becoming sadly lost. In this upbeat, wise, and witty guide, journalist and lifestyle expert Sandra Lamb offers a wealth of advice, inspiration, and examples for anyone who wants to add flair, voice, and plain old fun to their letters and notes---as well as anyone who wants to know the etiquette of when and what to write. Using colorful examples and practical advice, the book covers thank yous, congratulations, engagements and weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, births and adoptions, appreciation, love notes, illness and accidents, divorce, condolence, regrets, apologies, and forgiveness. This delightful, indispensable guide helps us rediscover the joy of connecting with others through the simple act of putting pen to paper.
Even in this present era, dominated by email, cell phones, and text messaging, occasions arise when we must sit down and write a personal letter. Author Casey Fitts Hawley is here to help and to revive that nearly lost art. Her book contains template letters that can be adapted and personalized to fit virtually every need. And for those who want to strike off on their own, she offers writing tips and techniques that can make personal letters memorable, attention-catching, distinctively personal, and a pleasure for their recipients to read. Letters cover a variety of topics, including touchy situations, congratulations, social announcements and invitations, complaints and compliments, correspondence with professional people, and much more. Standard rules of letter formatting are presented to help give readers a head start in writing letters of all kinds and for every occasion.
This book "gives you ready-to-use letters and notes for any business, personal, or social situation. From annoucements to apologies, complaints to congratulations, and invitations to introductions, there's something to fit every occasion. Organized into twenty-eight quick reference categories, this book gives you samples for: engagements, weddings and divorces ; births, graduations, and job references ; thank you notes and apologies ; resolving consumer problems ; addressing credit, banking, and financial concerns ; dealing with government programs and issues ; soliciting charitable contributions." -- back cover.
This book helps you touch others with your genuine, original letters to express your feelings of appreciation. You will discover these valuable tools and tips: The essentials of planning, writing, packaging, and presenting your letters to convey your messages effectively. How to touch someone on a milestone birthday or special occasion related to school, military, romance, family, rites of passage, and career. How to commemorate a professional or personal relationship - to honor teachers, coaches, mentors, students, suppliers, and good friends; to bring meaning to a life well lived (including eulogies); and to mend torn relationships. Over 1,000 powerful words to help you describe someone special, organized into these 15 demographic lists: a smaller child, a pre-teen child, a teen boy, a teen girl, a younger man, a younger woman, a middle-aged man, a middle-aged woman, an older man, an older woman, someone religious or spiritual, a military service member, a supervisor or employee, a product creator or stellar service provider, and a teacher, coach, mentor, or student. Choices of the best inspirational quotations to enhance your letters, for 10 themes - age; appreciation; childhood, parenting, and grandparenting; forgiveness; legacy; love; spiritual faith and devotion; patriotism; leadership and teamwork; and teaching, learning, and striving.
Writing a thoughtful, sincere, and appropriate note can be difficult. This guide helps readers find the right words to mark any milestone or occasion. Regardless of the situation or the relationship, easy-to-follow guidelines lead you to words that matter. From the Hardcover edition.
Timely Words for When They're Needed Most The right words don't always come easily. For those who want to bless others with words that go beyond cliches, A Perfect Word for Every Occasion offers examples and guidelines for things to say, lines to write, and Scripture verses to share. Readers will find words to use anywhere: Facebook messages, emails, cards, receiving lines, birthdays, anniversaries, texting, graduations, emotional occasions, and more. They'll even discover what not to say. Full of encouraging messages organized by category, A Perfect Word for Every Occasion will save readers time while strengthening their relationships.
Shares model letters for a variety of situations, including advice, apology, appreciation, complaints, fund raising, get well wishes, invitations, love letters, reports, proposals, resumes, letters of condolence, and thank you notes
Offers practical, up-to-date advice on how to write several types of personal and professional letters--including cover letters, letters of reference, and thank-you notes--and provides two hundred sample letters. Reprint.
Showing someone you care begins with Finding the Right Words Here you'll find: • More than three dozen ways to say "Happy Birthday" • Welcoming words for new family members...even pets • Thoughtful condolences for personalizing sympathy cards • Congratulatory wishes for weddings and anniversaries • Helpful hints to simplify card-sending • A monthly calendar for birthdays and anniversaries ...and more, in this book of indispensable phrases for all occasions. You'll never be at a loss for words again!
A classic and comprehensive guide to the art of letter writing. Covering 100 different scenarios, with invaluable tips for communicating the written word in the most effective way, The Book of Letters ensures you will get a foot in the door and achieve results with every letter you write.
This practical guide features comprehensive lists of words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs that allow you to express yourself on any subject in your own voice and style. It teaches what to include and what to leave out when writing. Whether you want to sound formal or casual, traditional or contemporary, businesslike or lighthearted, distant or intimate, you’ll find here the words for every letter writing occasion, including: - Business letters - Personal letters - Get-well cards - Invitations - Resumes - And more! With helpful grammatical appendices and sample letters, say goodbye to your writing etiquette worries!
As the pages of the book of my life moves toward completion, I have recorded and learned much about the process called living. I have experienced the uncontrollable emotions of youth and its idealistic beliefs. I have absorbed, refined, improved my knowledge of myself to the point that I know what I need, what I am, what I must become, then, there is you! I am so comfortable in your presence because of the understanding that exists between us; this powerful bond can not be broken. This unison is not a chain, but rather, a bond of trust, faith, and commitment that is not stagnant. It is a living and growing entity. Whereas others are victims of what they feel, I comprehend what I perceive and measure my response. By repeating this process, it has become who I am. I understand you. I respect you. I care for you. I think of you; you are a part of me.
We live in a world of instant and constant communication, yet business still demands that we choose our words carefully and express ourselves clearly. Whether you're sending a quick IM or a formal proposal, 1001 Business Letters for All Occasions ensures that you'll convey your message effectively. Inside you'll find proven templates and model letters for every type of business situation--and text format--including: Sales pitches that land the account Press releases to guarantee you media coverage Customer service letters that build customer trust and loyalty Collection requests to ensure prompt payment Internal corporate memos to update employees on important changes Email, text messaging, and instant messaging protocols that save time and resources Whether communicating with internal staff or corresponding with customers and clients, it's never been easier to write the perfect business letter.
Everyone talks about style, but no one explains it. The authors of this book do; and in doing so, they provoke the reader to consider style, not as an elegant accessory of effective prose, but as its very heart. At a time when writing skills have virtually disappeared, what can be done? If only people learned the principles of verbal correctness, the essential rules, wouldn't good prose simply fall into place? Thomas and Turner say no. Attending to rules of grammar, sense, and sentence structure will no more lead to effective prose than knowing the mechanics of a golf swing will lead to a hole-in-one. Furthermore, ten-step programs to better writing exacerbate the problem by failing to recognize, as Thomas and Turner point out, that there are many styles with different standards. In the first half of Clear and Simple, the authors introduce a range of styles--reflexive, practical, plain, contemplative, romantic, prophetic, and others--contrasting them to classic style. Its principles are simple: The writer adopts the pose that the motive is truth, the purpose is presentation, the reader is an intellectual equal, and the occasion is informal. Classic style is at home in everything from business memos to personal letters, from magazine articles to university writing. The second half of the book is a tour of examples--the exquisite and the execrable--showing what has worked and what hasn't. Classic prose is found everywhere: from Thomas Jefferson to Junichirō Tanizaki, from Mark Twain to the observations of an undergraduate. Here are many fine performances in classic style, each clear and simple as the truth. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Write personal and professional communications with clarity, confidence, and style. How to Write It is the essential resource for eloquent personal and professional self-expression. Award-winning journalist Sandra E. Lamb transforms even reluctant scribblers into articulate wordsmiths by providing compelling examples of nearly every type and form of written communication. Completely updated and expanded, the new third edition offers hundreds of handy word, phrase, and sentence lists, precisely crafted sample paragraphs, and professionally designed document layouts. How to Write It is a must-own for students, teachers, authors, journalists, bloggers, managers, and anyone who doesn’t have time to wade through a massive style guide but needs a friendly desk reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The New York Times bestseller- "A beautifully written, thought-provoking novel." -#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Stockett. In 1940, Iris James is the postmistress in coastal Franklin, Massachusetts. Iris knows more about the townspeople than she will ever say, and believes her job is to deliver secrets. Yet one day she does the unthinkable: slips a letter into her pocket, reads it, and doesn't deliver it. Meanwhile, Frankie Bard broadcasts from overseas with Edward R. Murrow. Her dispatches beg listeners to pay heed as the Nazis bomb London nightly. Most of the townspeople of Franklin think the war can't touch them. But both Iris and Frankie know better... The Postmistress is a tale of two worlds-one shattered by violence, the other willfully naïve-and of two women whose job is to deliver the news, yet who find themselves unable to do so. Through their eyes, and the eyes of everyday people caught in history's tide, it examines how stories are told, and how the fact of war is borne even through everyday life. Watch a Video