Saturday, January 16, 2010

Power of words

"Words, once they're printed, have a life all their own." ~ Carol Burnett

Words don't have to be "published" to be powerful. When you jot a note in a greeting card, or send a heartfelt, handwritten letter, your words linger long after the mail is tucked or tossed away. Who in your life is worth a postage stamp? (Not an email) Give someone the gift of your words to hold in their hand this week.

Today I met a new friend. This woman is bright, fun, funny, witty. She wants what all writers want: more time to write, and the fast road to publication. Everything takes time, and each of us must invest the time it takes to get the job done.

I just finished Life of Pi, a terrific read.


Cathy C. Hall said...

I'm suddenly reminded of a note I need to write!

(oh, and Life of Pi? Loved it!)

Pat Wahler said...

The art of letter writing is becoming lost in the shuffle of email and other social media.

And if no one writes letters how are we going to have voyeuristic peeks into future "Collected Letters of..." books?

Lynn said...

Hand writing letters is my favorite way to write and I do it regularly. I love it. Sometimes it gets in the way of the stories I'm working on, which are all in letter writing form (epistolary genre, I learned). Yeah for letters!

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi ladies,
Letter writing is such a simple, inexpensive way to touch someone.