Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Make Friends Forever; Remember the Fine Art of Actually Putting a Pen to Paper?

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Make Friends Forever; Remember the Fine Art of Actually Putting a Pen to Paper?

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Byline: Bianca Box

Finding a pen pal

Be prepared to write letters as well as email

Advertise yourself for who you are to find your best match

Be open to talking to people of all cultures and ages

Be careful of who you are speaking to and don't give out personal details

FOR hundreds of years people have fallen in love with the written word whether it is a play, book, letter or poem.

And for many the love of writing has sent their talents and experiences all over the world in the form of a pen pal letter.

Many may say this once-popular form of communication has died with the introduction of emails, online networking and texting but for others the passion is still alive and burning.

Nine-year-old Amelia Sting has been writing letters and emails to 10-year-old Isabelle Beecham in England for seven months. Miss Sting said she loved writing and preferred writing her letters on postcards and using traditional snail mail, rather than emailing. …

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