Gadanke Workshop Course
16 Write a love letter2 February, 2015 by Katie
Write what you feel. Use this quick 6-step strategy to create the perfect love letter.
We all know that a love letter is a greater gift than a box of chocolates or a dozen roses. A note can last for ages and really dive into how you feel. But let's be honest. I also know: writing a love letter can feel really intimidating, if not impossible!
So let me help you break the ice with a quick step-by-step strategy, so you can create an incredible, heart-felt letter.
In this workshop video, I'm using:
- Love Letter, letter for someone you love
I remember studying Romeo and Juliet when I was a freshman in high school. My good friend sitting right behind me was so excited to read the part of Juliet aloud. But me? I was actually beyond grateful that the teacher didn't assign me a part!
Like so many people, I couldn't truly grasp what the characters were saying, as they expressed their undying love in something that sounded like English.
The thing is, though, I always wanted my life to include a collection of love letters. So I knew I had to step beyond the overwhelm you find from any historic love letter or romantic dialogue, so that I could figure out something un-fancy and absolutely not over-the-top that worked for me. For the person I was writing to.
And those simple tricks are what this workshop video is all about!
With the simple formula I share in this workshop, I've navigated my way toward some pretty cool self expression.
I believe you will, too.
The Gadanke Love Letter is a great writing prompt tool to really help you along.
Here are some quick notes in summary of the video tips I share.
I recommend watching the video in full, then writing a practice letter yourself. Scroll through these images as you go, for a quick step-by-step refresher.
1. Think of who you are writing to.
2. Describe something exterior, such as:
- the person's physical appearance
- an activity you're doing or he's doing
- a memory of an event
3. Dig into the heart–the interior qualities you love about the person.
4. Tell the truth. Don't be shy!
5. Write like you talk to that person.
6. Don't write all at once. Write in small parts over time.
Ready to try a love letter of your own? I know you can! One of my husband's favorites is the Love Letter I wrote over a twelve month period. Then I gave it to him on our anniversary. I didn't focus on the end goal. I just thought about one entry at a time.
Try writing your own love letter.
Then share and inspire us with what you’ve done – a glimpse at the envelope, the journal cover, the place you're tucking the letter. I'd be thrilled to have a peek and cheer you on.