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Author Letters

How to write an author letter; includes samples
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Wendy Smith

on 16 July 2013

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Transcript of Author Letters

Writing an Author Letter
Send the Letter
Choosing an Author
Write the Letter
Or how to write a "semi-formal" letter
Author
Response
REMEMBER: many authors have multiple fans and do not always respond to you...

But some do!
Choose an author that you:
love to read
connect with
feel inspired by
Make it personal
a personal connection
how or why you chose the author
Make sure all addresses are correct and complete
Make sure everything is legible
don't forget a return address for both snail mail and email
Find the author's contact information
Internet search
Publisher
Ms. Smith's website
Make it relevant
suggestions or questions about specific parts of the work
Make it respectful
be polite and appropriate
use correct greeting and closure
Make it clean
edit and revise
get input from peers
Check out the author's website if there is one. Make sure you read the FAQs or general information.
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