The Art of the Personal Letter

The Art of the Personal Letter reclaims this lost art, giving you the gift of leisurely expression and allowing you to write beautiful, enduring letters to the people you care about—be it by hand or on a computer.

Author: Margaret Shepherd

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780767930949

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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When was the last time you wrote a letter? Or received one in the mail? These days, it’s so easy to dash off a quick e-mail or text message or make a cell- phone call while you’re on the run that you may rarely make time for letter writing. But letters are a time-honored form of connection that simply cannot be equaled or replaced by faster methods of communication. The Art of the Personal Letter reclaims this lost art, giving you the gift of leisurely expression and allowing you to write beautiful, enduring letters to the people you care about—be it by hand or on a computer. For any occasion—whether you’re reaching out to connect with a long-lost friend or you want to express condolences with grace—author Margaret Shepherd gives you both the inspiration and the tools to write a memorable and meaningful letter that will be cherished by its recipient for years. Filled with marvelous examples of common types of letters, The Art of the Personal Letter provides helpful guidelines to enhance your unique voice and inspire you to start that holiday letter or difficult letter of apology. From choosing just the right words, the right stationery, and even the right pen or font, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the timeless art of the personal letter.

A Guide to the Art of Writing Business and Personal Letters

The book is comprehensive and covers the importance of language, the importance of punctuation, the importance of grammar, spelling and the difference between business and personal letters.

Author: Samuel Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: 1847162215

Category: Letter writing

Page: 128

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The latest publication in the Easyway Guides series has been updated in its second edition to reflect the changing business environment and is a clear and concise guide to creating both business and personal letters which are perfect in every sense, conveying the meaning that the writer wishes to impart. The book is comprehensive and covers the importance of language, the importance of punctuation, the importance of grammar, spelling and the difference between business and personal letters.

The Art of Cursive Penmanship

Format of a Personal Letter Writing personal letters is not complicated at all. Anyone can write them—with the help of parents or older friends, ...

Author: Michael R. Sull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510730526

Category: Art

Page: 176

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A thorough guide to making your cursive writing efficient, legible, and expressive.

Samuel Richardson and the Art of Letter Writing

Richardson's interest in life's details resulted in a notable prolixity, a feature his fictional output shared with his personal letter-writing, ...

Author: Louise Curran

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107131514

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 292

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Examines Samuel Richardson's letters and novels, and explores the interconnection between fiction and correspondence in eighteenth-century literature.

Best Regards

22 of the most inspiring letters ever written by Christian leaders. Comes with envelope and stationary for your own personal letter.

Author: Ben Alex

Publisher: Scandinavia

ISBN: 8772474971

Category: Religion

Page: 70

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22 of the most inspiring letters ever written by Christian leaders. Comes with envelope and stationary for your own personal letter.

Encyclopedia of the Essay

The complex interface between the personal letter and that crafted as literature, which troubled scholars looking as far back as the Pauline epistles, ...

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135314101

Category: Reference

Page: 1024

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This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies

How to Write Letters for All Occasions

Definitive guide to the art of business and personal letter writing, includes discussions of capitalization, spelling and punctuation

Author: Alexander L. Sheff

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: UVA:X000910216

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 239

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Definitive guide to the art of business and personal letter writing, includes discussions of capitalization, spelling and punctuation

The universal art of Samuel van Hoogstraten 1627 1678

personal. letter. racks. We can tentatively identify van hoogstraten as the inventor of the letter-rack genre.19 Certainly he was one of the first artists ...

Author: Thijs Weststeijn

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048518593

Category: Art

Page: 298

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Samuel van Hoogstraten was meer dan een succesvol leerling van Rembrandt en een veelzijdig schilder. Door zijn experimenten met optische illusies zocht hij aansluiting bij de natuurwetenschap van zijn tijd. Bovendien schreef hij enkele van de eerste Nederlandse romans en toneelstukken, en een schildertraktaat. Hij reisde naar Rome, Wenen en Londen, en introduceerde de Europese hofcultuur in de Lage Landen. In dit boek onderzoeken verschillende specialisten Van Hoogstratens werk, dat op unieke wijze aantoont hoe in de Nederlandse Gouden Eeuw schilderkunst, literatuur en wetenschap verweven waren. Hierbij gaat bijzondere aandacht uit naar Van Hoogstratens kunsttheorie en zijn literaire teksten, de rol van schilderijen in zijn sociale netwerk, zijn contacten in Italië en Engeland en natuurlijk de kunst van zijn leermeester, Rembrandt. Door nog onbekende werken voor het voetlicht te brengen en nieuwe verbanden te leggen tussen woord en beeld, levert dit boek een belangrijke bijdrage aan ons begrip van Van Hoogstratens `universele kunst in het bredere kader van de vroegmoderne cultuurgeschiedenis.

Set the Page on Fire

The art of the personal letter has all but disappeared. I thought email would herald the return of the personal letter, but it was quickly replaced by text ...

Author: Steve O'Keefe

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608686117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Discover the Tricks and Tools of the Pros Successful writers write, rather than just think about writing, talk about writing, or plan what they'll write when they get a cabin in the woods. Yet even accomplished writers sometimes get "blocked," losing access to their in-the-zone writing mind. Steve O'Keefe offers proven techniques and practices for jump-starting stalled ideas, honed during his many years of working in virtually every aspect of publishing. His innovative, often unconventional exercises will get you writing and accessing your own unique voice — a voice the world wants to read! Containing a career's worth of writing and publishing savvy, as well as the advice of expert authors gleaned from hundreds of interviews, Set the Page on Fire is the kind of nuts-and-bolts coaching and encouragement invaluable to novice and veteran writers alike.

The Life Writings of Mary Baker McQuesten

... canonical status in literature as being more authentically artistic—in having been created out of the artist's imagination. However, the personal letter ...

Author: Mary J. Anderson

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889205413

Category: History

Page: 248

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How did a privileged Victorian matron, newly widowed and newly impoverished, manage to raise and educate her six young children and restore her family to social prominence? Mary Baker McQuesten’s personal letters, 155 of which were carefully selected by Mary J. Anderson, tell the story. In her uninhibited style, in letters mostly to her children, Mary Baker McQuesten chronicles her financial struggles and her expectations. The letters reveal her forthright opinions on a broad range of topics — politics, religion, literature, social sciences, and even local gossip. We learn how Mary assessed each of her children’s strengths and weaknesses, and directed each of their lives for the good of the family. For example, she sent her daughter Ruby out to teach, so she could send her earnings home to educate Thomas, the son Mary felt was most likely to succeed. And succeed he did, as a lawyer and mpp, helping to build many of Hamilton’s and Ontario’s highways, bridges, parks, and heritage sites, and in doing so, bringing the family back to social prominence. Mary Baker McQuesten was also president of the Women’s Missionary Society. The appearance, manner, and eloquence of various ministers and politicians all come under her uninhibited scrutiny, providing lively insights into the Victorian moral and social motivations of both men and women and about the gender conflicts that occurred both at home and abroad. This book will satisfy many readers. Those interested in the drama of Victorian society will enjoy the images of the stern Presbyterian matriarch, the sacrificed female, family mental illness, the unresolved death of a husband, and the dangers of social stigma. Scholars looking for research material will find an abundance in the letters, well annotated with details of the surrounding political, social, and current events of the times.

The Lost Arts of Modern Civilization

While a telephone call reflects thoughtfulness and good will, it does not move or reach the heart with the same effect as the personal letter.

Author: Mitchell Kalpakgian

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 9781618906625

Category: Reference

Page: 90

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In a world gone crazy one might wonder if simple acts of civility are worth the trouble. Dressing with dignity, writing letters, and innocent courtship are just some of the lost arts of kindness and integrity that Dr. Mitchell Kalpakgian tries to dig up and dust off, imploring us to regain the honor and worth our society once had. These noble habits of living fill common life with an abundance of simple pleasures that adorn day to day existence. The Lost Arts of Modern Civilization will inspire you to seek out and nourish the simple joys that lift the spirit, rejoice the heart, and enliven the mind.

Awakening Joy for Kids

The Art of the Personal Letter: A Guide to Connecting Through the Written Word. New York: Broadway Books, 2008. CHILDREN'S BOOKS Heather Adamson.

Author: James Baraz

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 9781941529294

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Awarded the 2016 Nautilus Gold Medal for Parenting and Family! Spirit Rock founder, author, and teacher James Baraz’s Awakening Joy offers his large and devoted readership a program to gain contentment and happiness by cultivating the seeds of joy within. Here he joins with Michele Lilyanna, a classroom teacher for 25 years, to offer caregivers and children ways to find joy in each day together. This unique offering nourishes both adults and kids. James shares the practices for the adults—parents, caregivers, and teachers. Michele offers her own experiences as a parent and as a teacher, showing how the themes work with kids, followed by the tried and true lessons that she's used herself in the classroom and at home. Packed with practices and activities that James and Michele have gathered over their many years of working with thousands of adults and children in retreats, workshops, and the classroom, Awakening Joy for Kids is imbued with compassion and delight. Part of Parallax Press' growing curriculum for parents and educators designed to cultivate joy and mindfulness in children.

Complete Letter Writing System

AT LAST! A SIMPLE PROVEN SYSTEM THAT WILL HAVE YOU WRITING LETTERS IN JUST MINUTES! This book is designed to give the reader confidence to write letters.

Author: Scott Moore Jade James

Publisher:

ISBN: 1492810061

Category:

Page: 58

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AT LAST! A SIMPLE PROVEN SYSTEM THAT WILL HAVE YOU WRITING LETTERS IN JUST MINUTES! This book is designed to give the reader confidence to write letters. It is not a traditional 'reader', more of a reference guide to the art of letter writing. It will have a place next to the thesaurus (Word Finder) and dictionary. When you need or want to write a letter (whether urgent, business or personal) this book will be able to guide you through the basics - the parts of the letter, the forms of address and even some basic phrases and sentences. By the conclusion you will be able to write a letter for nearly any occasion. A personal response to an invitation from family or friend, or a business letter to a colleague or potential employer. Enjoy your letter writing. Book Content Cover's Getting Started Writing Success Editing Types of Letters Business Letters Length of Sentences Writing the Introduction Last Letter Length Be Quick To Survive Difficult Letters Build a Letter Library Letter Structure Parts of the Letter LetterheadDateInside AddressAttention LineSalutationSubject HeadingThe BodyCloseSignatureReference DataExample of Business Letter Set up Business Letterheads Writing StyleToneSimplicityShort WordsAvoid the Masculine GenderPunctuation and GrammarUse Familiar ExamplesKeep the Aim in MindRhythmBe SpecificPositive WritingPoints to PonderForms of Salutation and Complimentary Close Forms of Address Envelopes Editing Basic's RepetitionPunctuationWordsProof ReadingThe First Sentence Lists of Useful Words and Phrases Phrase the Message Personal Letters Apologies Letter of Appreciation Complaints Congratulation's Invitation's Condolences Cover Letters Resumes Follow Up Letters

Letter writing Manuals and Instruction from Antiquity to the Present

letter moved on , in the eighteenth century , into the realm of fiction . Guillen sees this as a natural progression : " Thus in the epistolary genres the ...

Author: Carol Poster

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570036519

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 346

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A substantial collection of bibliographies close the volume, offering a compendium of sources for this burgeoning field.

The Art of Alibi

But, first, we must attend to the other half of the prosecution's evidence: ten personal letters, submitted to the court to show Percy explicitly justified ...

Author: Jonathan H. Grossman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801877872

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Weaving examinations of novels such as William Godwin's Caleb Williams, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and Charles Dickens's The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, along with a reading of the new Royal Courts of Justice, Grossman charts the exciting changes occurring within the novel, especially crime fiction, that preceded and led to the invention of the detective mystery in the 1840s.

The Art of Luxury Selling

Upon receiving the personal letter, they will be excited to open it. They will sense the art of the postage stamp, the feel of the paper, and the graphic ...

Author: Peter Aristodemou

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 9783734529160

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 153

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Peter Aristodemou's approach helps retail luxury brands integrate retail training into business and sales strategy, ensuring measurable results, a return on investment, and happy customers.

Gilbert Foliot and His Letters

occasions demanded different types of letter ; and as time passed , the rules for ... but it is accompanied by a friendly ( or ironical ) note from Gerbert ...

Author:

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN:

Category:

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The Art of the Sonnet

Barrett Browning's sonnet takes pains to distinguish itself, and love poetry generally, from the love letters, the personal letters, described and reread by ...

Author: Professor of English and American Literature and Language Stephen Burt, Frmets Frm Frm

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674048148

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 451

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Collects one hundred sonnets and commentaries that highlight the history of the sonnet.

The Art of the Personal Essay

Essays by writers representing various cultures and eras, from ancient Greece to the present, include works by Seneca, Thoreau, Dillard, Vidal, and Orwell.

Author: Phillip Lopate

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 038542339X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 777

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Essays by writers representing various cultures and eras, from ancient Greece to the present, include works by Seneca, Thoreau, Dillard, Vidal, and Orwell.

The Art of the Shmooze

Typically whoever screens the mail for the decision maker will assume your Hallmark - looking envelope is a personal letter and they will send it right in ...

Author: Bret Saxon

Publisher: SP Books

ISBN: 1561719765

Category: Humor

Page: 239

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Offers advice on savvy communications on the job, on a date, at parties, at bars, and with movie stars, sports figures, and other celebrities