Write Back Soon!: Adventures in Letter Writing

Write Back Soon!: Adventures in Letter Writing

by Karen Benke


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Connect to your friends through handwritten notes, cards, letters, and postcards—an interactive workbook that encourages creative interactions between friends through the written word, complete with cross-outs, smudges, 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, ideas for sending cards "just because," and inspired letter-writing exercises, Pass That Note! offers limitless possibilities for connecting with your friends in more personal, unique, and creative ways. 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, Jon J Muth, Ruth Ozeki, Wendy Mass, Gary Snyder, Norman Fischer, Natalie Goldberg, Jane Hirshfield, Claire Dederer, Albert Flynn DeSilver, Alison Luterman, Sam Hamill, Ava Dellaira, Lucille Lang Day, and J. Ruth Gendler.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611802689
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 09/22/2015
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 582,088
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

KAREN BENKE is the creator of two popular books on creative writing adventures, Rip the Page! and Leap Write In! (Roost Books)—as well as a poetry collection, Sister (Conflux Press). She handwrites a monthly snail-mail "Museletter," which reaches kids of all ages both nationally and internationally. She has taught with the California Poets in the Schools program for twenty-plus years and regularly leads Inspired Creativity Workshops for kids and adults at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, California, and in schools and libraries. With her husband, twelve-year-old son, and a cat named Clive, she lives north of the Golden Gate Bridge, where she prefers letters delivered to her physical mailbox, though she can be reached at her virtual one via www.karenbenke.com.

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lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
Write Back Soon! is available in paperback. It is a collection of great tips, trivia and an encyclopedia of information about how to write letters, postcards or notes. In Write Back Soon, Karen Benke encourages the reader to “rip the page and leap write in!” She also includes interesting things such as:  Send it in seventeen syllables: write a postcard as an American haiku  Send a “to do list”: Write a letter to your grandma, aunt, or best friend and tell them everything you have to do.  What you can send through the mail: An invaluable list of things to send, along with a note to include with it. (Some suggestions are interesting, such as a potato with a note “French fries or paper weight?”)  Sixty-five opportunities to send more light: How to write encouraging notes for loved ones or random strangers to brighten their day  Greetings and goodbyes: in case you don’t know how to start or end a letter  Reminders, suggestions, good luck, advice: in case you need to write a note about any of these topics  Kinds of correspondence, a list of states and abbreviations, and more! Write Back Soon is a fantastic guide about writing. It encourages people to stop texting (or find other ways to communicate in addition to texting). It teaches everything you need to know, including how to address envelopes. Highly recommended to teach (or learn) the art of letter writing. Something that is needed even in this day and age!