Saturday, February 03, 2007

Got something to say? Write a letter...

Feel you’re being ignored, not listened too, treated badly? Then write a letter and get it posted on the front page of your local newspaper. That will get you the attention you want. Of course you would have to be someone famous for the newspaper to want to publish the letter. Someone like Veronica Lario, the wife of the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. And there would have to be scandal…

But as the article ‘In Italy, Loose Lips Don't Get Kissed’ in the Washington Post says, the letter got results. Silvio offered his wife a public apology.

So letters do work. Remember that the next time that you send a query letter...

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3 comments:

alicia said...

I write letters all the time. More so in college than I do now. Letters to the Editor, letters to companies that tick me off - or make me happy - letters to newspaper people who have their heads up their tails - you name it, haha. Not only does it address the issue, it allows you to address the issue in a professional, tasteful way.

writerinmaking said...

Hi Liz, you have been tagged to write your own self-contract. http://writer-in-the-making.blogspot.com/2007/02/self-contract.html
Harmony

KIWIWRITER said...

Alicia, have often thought about writing letters to the editor, but never quite followed through - maybe one day I'll just do it.

Harmony, thanks for the tag - a writers contract sounds like just the ticket. Will get on to it tomorrow.

Cheers, Liz

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