In a rut about what to write? Need that little push to get started? The Art of Manliness blog (and I'm operating on the idea that everyone can be "manly" because gender roles are so 20th century) has a primer for seven letter topics to put your pen to work. While some are philosophic exercises, and others fairly standard like the thank you letter; I was touched by the idea of a letter of encouragement. How nice to both write an receive such a missive. I don't think you need to wait for someone to be having a crisis to send one though. That's your homework, L.W.A. readers & writers, to write someone an encouraging letter. I'm off to do one now.