Readers’ Letters – Why You Should Write One ~ Esther Newton

Reblogged from Esther at estherchiltonblog:

Esther Chilton

Did you know that you can earn around £200 pounds a month from writing readers’ letters? They’re a form of writing that’s often dismissed, but they shouldn’t be ignored – whether you’re new to the writing scene or a seasoned writer.

Here are five reasons why you should write one:

  • Reason One: A source of income

Whilst you can’t live off the proceeds of readers’ letters, some will earn you £25 a letter, while some publications pay up to £100 a letter. A few of those can certainly give your writing income a boost.

  • Reason Two: Hone your writing skills

If you take a look through some of the women’s weeklies, you’ll soon see that many of the letters are short – some less than 20 words long. So your writing needs to be succinct and it has to catch the editor’s eye to be chosen, meaning it’s a great way to practice short, sharp and to the point writing.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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