Today I throw you one of my favorite prompts, because I love reading these kinds of stories.
Write a story in the form of a series of letters
- The ‘letters’ can be anything really: letters, journal entries, found documents, Tweets, Facebook updates…
- The letters can come from only one person — in which case we hear only one side of the story.
- The letters might come from various sources and in various time periods.
- You might mix letters with documentary evidence (school report cards, obituaries clipped from a newspaper, a termination document from an employer).
- Your writing might be in the form of a ‘gospel’ for a new religious or political cult.
- This might grow to be a bigger project than you can handle in one day…
The Prompt: write a story in letter form
I have an unexplained and abiding love for stories-in-the-form-of-letters, so if you spend any time at StoryADay.org you’re going to see this one again and again, sorry!
Write A Story In Letter Form
- This can be a single communication or a series
- It doesn’t have to be letters. It could be Tweets, Tumblr posts, office-wide memos.
- The story can unfold from a single author’s point of view, or you can show more than one side of the story, by using multiple authors.
- If you need inspiration, read famous letters here, here, here or here
Handwritten love letters:
Letters from famous authors to young fans
15 Best Resignation Letters
A list of popular Epistolary Novels
(Just don’t spend too much time reading them!!)
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