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Effective letters for every occasion
Hawley, Casey Fitts.
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Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, [2000]

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200 pages ; 23 cm
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PE1483 .H38 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 How to Write Today's Lettersp. 1
Chapter 2 How to Use This Bookp. 9
Chapter 3 Friendshipp. 19
Chapter 4 Touchy Situationsp. 41
Chapter 5 Congratulationsp. 57
Chapter 6 Social Occasionsp. 65
Chapter 7 Life Changesp. 83
Chapter 8 Complaints and Complimentsp. 93
Chapter 9 Corresponding with Professional Peoplep. 111
Chapter 10 Everyday Correspondencep. 141
Chapter 11 On Behalf of Childrenp. 153
Chapter 12 Clubs and Other Organizationsp. 167
Chapter 13 Formatting Personal Lettersp. 187