The Art of the Personal Letter: A Guide to Connecting Through the Written Word

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Broadway Books #ad - 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. 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. From choosing just the right words, and even the right pen or font, the right stationery, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the timeless art of the personal letter.

The Art of the Personal Letter: A Guide to Connecting Through the Written Word #ad - 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.

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The Art of the Handwritten Note: A Guide to Reclaiming Civilized Communication

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Three Rivers Press #ad - Just as you cherish receiving personal mail, you can take pleasure in crafting correspondence. From overcoming illegible penmanship to mastering the challenge of keeping straight margins, avoiding smeared ink, and choosing stationery that is appropriate but suits your style, this is a powerful little guide to conveying thoughts in an enduring—and noteworthy—way.

Love, a snippet of heartfelt prose is included, congratulations—for every emotion and occasion, gratitude, condolences, sure to loosen the most stymied letter writer. For those who enjoy writing notes, or those who value doing so but find themselves intimidated by the task, acclaimed calligrapher Margaret Shepherd has created both an epistolary tribute and rescue manual.

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The Art of Civilized Conversation: A Guide to Expressing Yourself With Style and Grace

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Three Rivers Press #ad - For those intimidated by the complexity of personal interaction, or those simply looking to polish their speaking skills, The Art of Civilized Conversation is a powerful guide to communicating in an endearing way. In our fast-paced, electronic society, the most basic social interaction—talking face-to-face—can be a challenge for even the most educated and self-assured individuals.

From the basics—first impressions, and graceful exits—to finding the right words for difficult situations and an insightful discussion of body language, appropriate subject matter, Shepherd uses her skilled eye and humorous anecdotes to teach readers how to turn a plain conversation into an engaging encounter.

Good conversation also opens doors to a happier love life, warmer friendships, and more rewarding time with family. In the art of civilized conversation, graceful apologies, and, ultimately, thoughtful questions, author Margaret Shepherd offers opening lines, the confidence to take conversations beyond hello.

The Art of Civilized Conversation: A Guide to Expressing Yourself With Style and Grace #ad - And yet making conversation is a highly practical skill: those who do it well shine at networking parties, interviews, and business lunches. Filled with common sense and fresh insight, The Art of Civilized Conversation is the perfect inspiration not only for what to say but for how to say it with style.

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101 Ways to Say Thank You: Notes of Gratitude for All Occasions

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Sterling #ad - Nothing says good manners like an elegantly crafted thank-you note, whether on paper or by e-mail. This refreshed and reissued etiquette classic—now updated with new information for the digital age—provides all the dos and don'ts, along with a perfectly phrased “thank-you” for every occasion, from weddings and baby showers to business interviews and charity events.

. This indispensable guide will make sure you're never at a loss for words of appreciation. Endorsed by the Protocol School of Washington.

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To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing

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Avery #ad - Few things are as exciting—and potentially life-changing—as discovering an old letter. At a time when the decline of letter writing appears to be irreversible, emotion, Garfield is the perfect candidate to inspire bibliophiles to put pen to paper and create “a form of expression, and tactile delight we may clasp to our heart.

”. So new york times bestselling author simon garfield asks: can anything be done to revive a practice that has dictated and tracked the progress of civilization for more than five hundred years?In To the Letter, Garfield traces the fascinating history of letter writing from the love letter and the business letter to the chain letter and the letter of recommendation.

And while etiquette books still extol the practice, texting, letter writing seems to be disappearing amid a flurry of e-mails, and tweeting. The new york times bestselling author of Just My Type and On the Map offers an ode to letter writing and its possible salvation in the digital age. He provides a tender critique of early letter-writing manuals and analyzes celebrated correspondence from Erasmus to Princess Diana.

To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing #ad - The recent decline in letter writing marks a cultural shift so vast that in the future historians may divide time not between BC and AD but between the eras when people wrote letters and when they did not. He also considers the role that letters have played as a literary device from Shakespeare to the epistolary novel, all the rage in the eighteenth century and alive and well today with bestsellers like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

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The Forever Letter: Writing What We Believe For Those We Love

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Llewellyn Publications #ad - Even more important, it's about writing letters that matter to people who matter to us. Parker J. Through empowering stories, sample letters, and writing tips, author Elana Zaiman serves as your companion on this journey of self-discovery and deepening relationships. Praise:"the forever letter offers tools, guidelines, and examples for grandparents and parents to share their love, respect, and values with the next generation.

Jack canfield, co-author of chicken soup for the Soul "I love this little book because it's about writing real letters, a lost art in our time. A forever letter is a gift that will be read over and over again. Inspired by the centuries-old jewish tradition of the ethical will, a forever letter is a perfect way to share your most precious possessions: your values, wisdom, and love with the people who matter to you most.

The Forever Letter: Writing What We Believe For Those We Love #ad - And you don't have to do it alone. Palmer, author of let your life speak and a hidden wholeness"Elana Zaiman has a mission: She loves connection, deep and personal, and wants others to experience the sweet joy she has lived of shared truth-telling. It is a beautiful concept that all of us should embrace.

Julie schwartz gottman, phd, co-founder of the Gottman Institute and author of Ten Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy. Her forever letter embodies the passing on of wisdom, humbling experience, dreams, and love from one person to another.

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To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing

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Avery #ad - He also considers the role that letters have played as a literary device from Shakespeare to the epistolary novel, all the rage in the eighteenth century and alive and well today with bestsellers like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. So new york times bestselling author simon garfield asks: can anything be done to revive a practice that has dictated and tracked the progress of civilization for more than five hundred years?In To the Letter, Garfield traces the fascinating history of letter writing from the love letter and the business letter to the chain letter and the letter of recommendation.

At a time when the decline of letter writing appears to be irreversible, emotion, Garfield is the perfect candidate to inspire bibliophiles to put pen to paper and create “a form of expression, and tactile delight we may clasp to our heart. ”. And while etiquette books still extol the practice, letter writing seems to be disappearing amid a flurry of e-mails, texting, and tweeting.

To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing #ad - The recent decline in letter writing marks a cultural shift so vast that in the future historians may divide time not between BC and AD but between the eras when people wrote letters and when they did not. The new york times bestselling author of Just My Type and On the Map offers an ode to letter writing and its possible salvation in the digital age.

Few things are as exciting—and potentially life-changing—as discovering an old letter. He provides a tender critique of early letter-writing manuals and analyzes celebrated correspondence from Erasmus to Princess Diana.

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Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See

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Clarkson Potter #ad - One more thing you did for me: you left, and I had to get through it. P. S. In other people’s love letters, provocation, closets, and cigar boxes and found actual letters–unflinchingly honest missives full of lust, Bill Shapiro has searched America’s attics, guilt, and vulnerability–written only for a lover’s eyes.

I haven't given the finger to anyone driving since I met you. With you i learned how to fight cleaner, how to talk things out better, and how to make a strong loving family out of nothing. Titillating text messages. It's-not-you-it's-me relationship-enders. Modern love, of course, and in these pages you’ll find the full range of a relationship, is not all bliss, with its whispered promises as well as its heartache.

Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See #ad - These are priceless gifts that I will carry with me the rest of my life. Fevered notes scribbled on napkins after first dates. Wanna have wine & tequila again sometime?"• "I can't believe you're real, and I think about you constantly in some way or the other all day. Also, where do you stand on chains?" Clarkson Potter Publishers.

. But what at first appears to be a deliciously voyeuristic peek into other people’s most passionate moments, will ultimately reawaken your own desires and tenderness…because when you read these letters, you’ll find the heart you’re looking into is actually your own. I think UR great.

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The Lost Art of Handwriting: Rediscover the Beauty and Power of Penmanship

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Adams Media #ad - And of course, it’s a great way of expressing your individuality and personal style. Handwriting may be slower than typing—but this gives your brain more time to process information, and stimulates neurological connections that aid in memory, focus, and composition. Learn how easy it is to apply what you’ve learned into your everyday life with tips for integrating handwriting practice into already jam-packed schedules.

Clarkson Potter Publishers. You will discover how the amazing variety of letter forms provide endless opportunities for making these alphabets your own, consistent, and how to choose alternatives that fit your preferences while keeping your writing neat, and unique to you. The lost art of handwriting explores the history of writing longhand, letter forms, and reintroduces proper stroke sequences, and techniques for evaluating and improving your handwriting.

The Lost Art of Handwriting: Rediscover the Beauty and Power of Penmanship #ad - Revisit the lost art of writing with these fun prompts, including increased focus and memory, relaxation, exercises—and more!—and experience the many benefits of writing by hand, worksheets, and creative expression. Writing by hand may seem passé in the digital age, but it shouldn’t be dismissed as simply an activity for grade schoolers—it offers countless benefits that have been studied by researchers, brain neurologists, educators, therapists, and others who are invested in helping handwriting thrive in an age of advancing technology.

The process of handwriting can also have a soothing, calming effect and can even serve as a great form of meditation. You’ll learn how to connect letters in cursive writing to help you write more smoothly, and with practice, more efficiently.

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Learn Calligraphy: The Complete Book of Lettering and Design

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Watson-Guptill #ad - Margaret shepherd makes this ancient art form accessible in a completely hand-lettered technical guide that will: * Provide context for calligraphy as an art, exploring the rich tradition of hand-lettering and mapping the evolution of the most popular styles. Watson-Guptill Publications. Encourage you to personalize your lettering by using variant strokes and interpreting how you would like the words to look on the page.

Give detailed technical advice on choosing pens, setting up your workspace, mastering various pen angles, and inks, paper, along with step-by-step illustrations to guide you as you practice. For example, unpunctuated passages, the Roman alphabet works well for short, while the Italic alphabet is more suited to informal everyday communication.

Learn Calligraphy: The Complete Book of Lettering and Design #ad - Inspire you with carefully chosen illustrations and examples, which bring letters to life. Explain which alphabets are appropriate for different forms of writing. In an age of myriad computer fonts and instant communication, your handwriting style is increasingly a very personal creation. In this book, america's premier calligrapher, Margaret Shepherd, shows you that calligraphy is not simply a craft you can learn, but an elegant art form that you can make your own.

Whether it is roman, or italic style, Gothic, Celtic, Bookhand, calligraphy conveys class and elegance. Clarkson Potter Publishers. Calligraphy remains perennially popular, diplomas, often adorning wedding invitations, and commercial signs.

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Write Back Soon!: Adventures in Letter Writing

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Roost Books #ad - Clarkson Potter Publishers. Ruth Gendler. Watson-Guptill Publications. Connect to your friends through handwritten notes, cards, smudges, complete with cross-outs, letters, and postcards—an interactive workbook that encourages creative interactions between friends through the written word, and parenthetical asides.

Put down that smartphone and pick up a pen! Texting and e-mail have taken over our correspondence, but Karen Benke is ready to change that. Through prompts that invite penning short postcard-size notes, Pass That Note! offers limitless possibilities for connecting with your friends in more personal, unique, ideas for sending cards "just because, " and inspired letter-writing exercises, and creative ways.

Write Back Soon!: Adventures in Letter Writing #ad - Use the book for its letter-writing ideas, tear out pages to send to friends, or write in it as a journal to record big ideas for future correspondence. No matter how you use it, you'll be connecting with the people you care about the most in ways that are surprising, fun, and heartfelt. Contributors include: neil gaiman, natalie goldberg, jane hirshfield, gary snyder, ruth Ozeki, Ava Dellaira, Sam Hamill, Wendy Mass, Jon J Muth, Albert Flynn DeSilver, Norman Fischer, Claire Dederer, Lucille Lang Day, Alison Luterman, and J.

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