« Letterlocking | Main | Letter Writing in a Time of Separations »

June 20, 2018


Alan B

I need silence or just ambient sounds (birdsong, wind, traffic). If the radio's on then it will be quietly and not speech; even song lyrics must be in an incomprehensible language. I can't think in a room with a TV playing.

Incidentally, this video puzzles me. The person is writing left handed but only on the left hand pages. Do people do this? Or was it originally right-handed in something like Hebrew or Arabic, and has been flipped?

Terri Beth

I have trouble writing in silence, but anything with words (tv, songs with lyrics) makes it impossible for me to concentrate. Lately I've been loving the Hot Club Jazz Radio on Pandora. It's like the music from the tv show "Jeeves & Wooster"! Love it. ;)


I like to listen to BBC radio 4/4extra. They broadcast dramas, comedies, news, and documentaries. Today I listened to a dramatisation of "A Study in Scarlet", by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Otherwise I listen to classica music.


I absolutely LOVE this! This is exactly what I like to listen to. Thank you for sharing! I have a zillion playlists saved on spotify and youtube. Spotify has a playlist called Atmospheric Calm that is fantastic! On youtube there's a channel called Ambient that's great. Also this website is amazing http://eternell.net/

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

LWA Mission

  • blog_05
    In this era of instantaneous communication, a handwritten letter is a rare and wondrous item. The Letter Writers Alliance is dedicated to preserving this art form. Prepare your pen and paper, moisten your tongue, and get ready to write more letters!

Upcoming Events

Become a member

The Management

  • D+K2
    The L.W.A. was established in 2007 by Kathy Zadrozny & Donovan Beeson. These two ladies manage every aspect of the Alliance, from design, to packing orders, to maintaining the website. The L.W.A. is a labor of love and we are happy you have joined us in sharing a love for letters.

    Above photo of Donovan & Kathy by GlitterGuts.

Say Hello

November 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30  

Letter Rates

  • First class letters
    1 ounce: 50¢
    2 ounces: 71¢
    3 ounces: 92¢
    Int. 1 oz: $1.15
    postcard: 35¢
    square env.: add 21¢

    More info here


  • Help us keep
    Letter Socials FREE

    Make a donation

    Your donation will fund the free stationery & envelopes we give to Letter Social patrons. You can also donate postage or supplies to the LWA PO Box.