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January 26, 2018



I usually only do Lettermo, but this year I decided to throw caution to the winds (and we have a lot of them in Wales) and do both! Madness! I tend to write at least one letter every day anyway.

Chloe McNaught

I'm playing! Having just set up a national Women's Institute penpal group in the UK I can't wait to get writing to all the lovely ladies who have already signed up.


This year's InCoWriMo will be spent responding to last year's letter debt... which may take a letter a day for the rest of the year to get through! :-P


Not me. The last two years of these challenges always began as fun and ended up stressful. I'd love to see challenges that featured something like a letter a week and kept up with ideas, examples, interviews, on a special site with weekly posts. I write a lot of letters and postcards and enjoy it--but with less pressure. :)


It’s a pity is got stressful. I participated one February but had to give up on the 2nd time February came around. I plan to participate this year. I took a day off for President’s day. Some days I wrote 4 letters to make up for missing four days.

This time I’ll do my best. But, if I miss a day, I miss a day. I think the point is to write more than you normally do. It should be enjoyable. If you can’t keep up, that’s life.

I’m going to try and keep up. I have some delayed Thank You notes I owe, pen pal responses owed.

Joe F.

As far as tips go, the thing that made it possible for me to do it successfully last year was preparation. The year before, I figured I could play it by ear -- I was out of it in the first week. Last year, I made sure I had all the materials (cards, stamps, envelopes) and information (checklist of people I wanted to write to, addresses for same), and had a great time.

This year, I kinda fumbled; I've got the stuff and a mental list of people I'd like to get in touch with, but didn't make it formal. Let's see how it goes. :)

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