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.
|Publisher:||Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
At last, a quick reference guide to writing real letters for real life exists! Whether you're expressing personal sentiments or composing personal business corresondence, Casey Fitts Hawley offers tools for effective communication. For the unskilled or time-challenged writer, endless hours of researching rules of etiquette, thumbling through the thesaurus, and dictionary dependence vanish with the use of this cleverly condensed 'one stop letter shopping' guide. Consider adapting information and ideas presented in this book for real conversations in real life for positive results. Deliver your personal statement with the style and panache suggested in Effective Letters for Every Occasion for an effortless yet lasting expression.
If you, like me, have trouble writing letters, then this book is for you! I met the author at a seminar she did on Powerful Business Writing. It was one of the best seminars I have ever attended. At the seminar she let us preview a copy of the book and I just bought one for myself. This book will help you write letters for any occasion, personal or business, and it is so easy. You just fill in the blanks of the templates and wah-la...a very well written letter that conveys your intended message to the reader. Everyone really must have this book!