Secrets and Letters: Think Like a Writer

Here’s another creative writing prompt for your 750 words, a challenge to write 750 words each day to better Think Like a Writer. Read more here.

Secrets and Letters

Letters written in the 1860s
We haven’t written any letters yet in our creative writing prompts, but today’s the day. Letters have an intimate feeling because they are usually written from one person’s heart to another person’s heart (unless it is a business letter, but that’s not what I’m talking about here). There’s an implied emotional connection right away.

Letters can be inform about facts or events; they carry emotional baggage that can be negative or positive.

Today, write a letter from your character to another character in the story.

  • Start with “I am writing to tell you something important. . . ”
  • For fun, reveal a secret in the most emotional way possible.
  • Use concrete sensory details, set the mood of the letter with our mood exercise, and let the story unfold slowly. You can not fully reveal the secret until the last sentence or paragraph.
  • It’s an exercise in drawing out the tension in a short piece of writing, as you Think Like a Writer.

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