I just had a delightful phone interview with John Andrew Prime of the Shreveport Times, my hometown newspaper (and my former employer). We spoke at length about letter writing, the core content of both Courtship of Two Doctors and my father’s 2004 Bible-based novel, Letters to Luke.
Letters are personal, direct, and intimate, I said. I once coached seniors in starting to write their life stories, and to get them past the “I’m not a writer” block, suggested they simply write letters. Imagine they are writing to a grandchild or a dear friend.
John spoke of what people are missing today by not writing letters. They will never know the “sweet agony” of waiting a few days for a reply. Beautifully said!