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What’s more exciting, receiving another email, or a real letter? April 30, 2013



Go ahead, right now while you’re thinking about it, Send a friend, family member, lover, business colleague, or dream girl/guy an iwiLetter now!

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Sample Letter Templates, let us help you get started writing! March 31, 2013

Do you ever want or need to write a few letters to someone, but have trouble getting started? Do you have family, friends or business colleagues you just want to stay in touch with, but get writers block and struggle to even get a letter started?


Let iwiLetter.com help you get started with one of our Sample Letters. You can choose a sample letter and edit it as much or as little as you need to personalize it, or you can just send the sample letter to your recipient as-is and be done with it.


http://iwiLetter.com/loadsampleletter.html


We have a number of different sample letter categories, and a number of sample letters available within each category.


Choose from our: Love Letters, Thank You Letters, Job Application Letters, Business Letters, Rejection Letters, Birthday Letters, Legal Letters, Complaint Letters, Pen Pal Letters.


Also, please feel free to Submit Your Own Letters that we can make available as Sample Letters for others to read and use! Just click HERE to submit your letters (dis-regard the Love Letter format, we’ll receive your letter and put it into it’s appropriate category).


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Write Letters to Prisoners February 28, 2013

send a letter to a prison inmate

send a letter to a prison inmate

Do you have a family member or loved one in prison that you want to communicate with? Phone calls and visitations are few and far between so why not send them a letter? Imagine the hours and hours alone a prisoner must spend each day. Wouldn’t a letter from a loved one brighten up their day? A letter is something a prison inmate can read, save, and re-read over and over again…it’s something that can remind them of home, family, friends and loved ones….something they can use to “get away” from the countless hours isolated and by themselves.

Even if you don’t know someone currently in prison, why not become Pen Pals with a prison inmate, brighten their days and make yourself feel better in the process. Getting to know someone in circumstances that are completely different than your own can be very interesting and rewarding.

WriteaPrisoner.com is a site that allows people to find prisoners that have indicated they are available and interested in starting a pen pal relationship. Some great info about becoming pen pals with an inmate can be found HERE. There are tips for writing to prisoners, some ideas of what to write about, some expectations of what you may experience, etc. Here’s a list of sites that help you find a Prison Pen Pal, via Yahoo! Directory.

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send real letters, write online August 31, 2012

iwiLetter.com is the quick and easy way to send a real letter right from your computer. Write & send a real letter from anywhere you have a computer with Internet access. Just visit http://iwiLetter.com and type your letter, we’ll handle the rest; we’ll print it on recycled paper and envelopes, stuff it, stamp it with a real First-Class U.S. stamp, and drop it in the mail, all for $2.00. It’s quick, convenient and fun! Send friends, family, or business colleagues real snail mail letters without leaving home.

Why use iwiLetter?

  • Don’t have stamps or envelopes lying around? Write an iwiLetter!
  • Bad hand-writing? Send an iwiLetter!
  • Business Traveller stuck in a hotel room with a laptop but no stamps of envelopes? Write an iwiLetter!
  • Are you a Small Business owner but don’t have the time to stuff and lick envelopes, or the money to pay someone to do it for you? Mail your customers an iwiLetter!
  • College Student looking to write home or to Grandma? Send an iwiLetter!
  • Family Members looking to keep others aware of updates and new announcements (babies, weddings, anniversaries, etc.)? Send them an iwiLetter!
  • Do you simply want to make a more professional or memorable impact on someone than email? Write them an iwiLetter. Imagine the message you’ll communicate when they check their mailbox and find a letter To: Them, From: You!

iwiLetter Features:

  • We provide Sample Letters to make it quick and easy to get started. Click HERE to let us help you start writing.
  • Calendar Feature – Write your iwiLetter now, but pick a future date for it to be printed and mailed automatically.
  • Save all of your previously sent letters and addresses in your address book. Easily edit or re-write and mail letters to your contacts.
  • We use only recycled paper and envelopes.

Go ahead, right now while you’re thinking about it, Send Someone an iwiLetter now!

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Letters of Note May 29, 2012

Re-posted from Letters of Note’s awesome slice of the Web http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/05/it-has-never-got-easier.html


In March of 1962, acclaimed author John Steinbeck wrote the following letter to Edith Mirrielees — a lady who, as his professor of creative writing at Stanford 40 years previous, had been an enormous influence on his development as a writer and, he later claimed, one of the few things he respected about the university.

His fantastic, insightful letter later featured in the paperback edition of Mirrielees’s book, Story Writing.


March 8, 1962


Dear Edith Mirrielees:


I am delighted that your volume Story Writing is going into a paperback edition. It will reach a far larger audience, and that is a good thing. It may not teach the reader how to write a good story, but it will surely help him to recognize one when he reads it.

Although it must be a thousand years ago that I sat in your class in story writing at Stanford, I remember the experience very clearly. I was bright-eyed and bushy-brained and prepared to absorb from you the secret formula for writing good short stories, even great short stories.

You canceled this illusion very quickly. The only way to write a good short story, you said, was to write a good short story. Only after it is written can it be taken apart to see how it was done. It is a most difficult form, you told us, and the proof lies in how very few great short stories there are in the world.

The basic rule you gave us was simple and heartbreaking. A story to be effective had to convey something from writer to reader and the power of its offering was the measure of its excellence. Outside of that, you said, there were no rules. A story could be about anything and could use any means and technique at all—so long as it was effective.

As a subhead to this rule, you maintained that it seemed to be necessary for the writer to know what he wanted to say, in short, what he was talking about. As an exercise we were to try reducing the meat of a story to one sentence, for only then could we know it well enough to enlarge it to three or six or ten thousand words.

So there went the magic formula, the secret ingredient. With no more than that you set us on the desolate lonely path of the writer. And we must have turned in some abysmally bad stories. If I had expected to be discovered in a full bloom of excellence, the grades you gave my efforts quickly disillusioned me. And if I felt unjustly criticized, the judgments of editors for many years afterwards upheld your side, not mine.

It seemed unfair. I could read a fine story and could even know how it was done, thanks to your training. Why could I not do it myself? Well, I couldn’t, and maybe it’s because no two stories dare be alike. Over the years I have written a great many stories and I still don’t know how to go about it except to write it and take my chances.

If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced that there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another. The formula seems to lie solely in the aching urge of the writer to convey something he feels important to the reader. If the writer has that urge, he may sometimes but by no means always find the way to do it.

It is not so very hard to judge a story after it is written, but after many years, to start a story still scares me to death. I will go so far as to say that the writer who is not scared is happily unaware of the remote and tantalizing majesty of the medium.

I wonder whether you will remember one last piece of advice you gave me. It was during the exuberance of the rich and frantic twenties and I was going out into that world to try to be a writer.

You said, “It’s going to take a long time, and you haven’t any money. Maybe it would be better if you could go to Europe.”

“Why?” I asked.

“Because in Europe poverty is a misfortune, but in America it is shameful. I wonder whether or not you can stand the shame of being poor.”

It wasn’t too long afterwards that the depression came down. Then everyone was poor and it was no shame any more. And so I will never know whether or not I could have stood it. But surely you were right about one thing, Edith. It took a long time—a very long time. And it is still going on and it has never got easier. You told me it wouldn’t.


John Steinbeck





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Would you rather receive a letter, or an email? March 29, 2012



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Write Letters to Prisoners, Become Pen Pals September 30, 2011

send a letter to a prison inmate

send a letter to a prison inmate

Do you have a family member or loved one in prison that you want to communicate with? Phone calls and visitations are few and far between so why not send them a letter? Imagine the hours and hours alone a prisoner must spend each day. Wouldn’t a letter from a loved one brighten up their day? A letter is something a prison inmate can read, save, and re-read over and over again…it’s something that can remind them of home, family, friends and loved ones….something they can use to “get away” from the countless hours isolated and by themselves.

Even if you don’t know someone currently in prison, why not become Pen Pals with a prison inmate, brighten their days and make yourself feel better in the process. Getting to know someone in circumstances that are completely different than your own can be very interesting and rewarding.

WriteaPrisoner.com is a site that allows people to find prisoners that have indicated they are available and interested in starting a pen pal relationship. Some great info about becoming pen pals with an inmate can be found HERE. There are tips for writing to prisoners, some ideas of what to write about, some expectations of what you may experience, etc. Here’s a list of sites that help you find a Prison Pen Pal, via Yahoo! Directory.

iwiLetter.comsend real letters, write online to a prisoner…and become pen pals