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IS PERCEPTION REALLY REALITY?
Our identity is largely based on perception, how the world views us. For this week's writing topic we ask you to write an Open Letter first honestly describing who people think you are, the perception of you in the eyes of others, and then compare it to who you know you are, how you think of yourself.
Putting these two different perspectives on the page will be an exercise in reflection:
-Do you see yourself as the world does?
-Can you be who you know you are?
Tag your letter "MyReality" written exactly as is to qualify for a chance to be a featured writer next week.
After a good night's sleep, you wake up and stretch. You put your feet on the floor but feel a cold object instead.
You look down and are surprised to find a little heart-shaped bottle with a note attached to it.
"This potion will make anyone fall in love with you for the rest of his/her life. Use it wisely."
Would you use it or not? And why? Write a letter about it and tag it 'love'.
The 18th of May is National Notebook Day. We'd love to celebrate this day.
So if you still remember your first notebook ever, write a short letter about what you wrote in your first notebook. What makes that notebook special? Does it bring back memories?
Tag your letter 'WIW' (why I write). And leave a comment below when you're done.
I just learned that I am the featured author! I'm blown away, humbled and feel like I won an Oscar or Grammy or some coveted award hahaha! I'm prancing around my house like a kid on Christmas morning! I just felt like a "thank you" was in order. So, thank you for validating my "achy breaky heart" that turns into beautiful words and falls onto blank paper . Whenever I've shared my work with those in my life no one has ever really gotten it.... OR they ask me if I am crying out for help haha. Anyways, Thank you for seeing it as art. Geez, thank you! Okay, I'll stop.
Katy aka UnicornKK
It's almost 'Drawing Day'. And to celebrate this, we would love to see some doodles. Funny, serious or masterpieces, we love it all.
But whatever you decide to doodle, write a short story to go along with it.
Tag your letter 'doodle'.
Mother's Day is almost here and we want to celebrate this. Let's fill this beautiful platform with amazing letters.
Write a letter to your mother, starting with 'Dear mother,'.
Tag your letter 'mother' and leave a comment down below when you're done.
What makes your mom special? What makes her unique? Write a letter about it and tag it "mother".
Let us know in the comments below when you've posted your letter.
FICTIONAL BEST FRIEND.
If you could have any fictional character as your best friend, who would that be and why?
Tag your letter 'friends'.
What is your biggest achievement in life so far? And what made it so important to you?
Write an open letter about it and tag your letter 'positive'.
Leave a comment below when you've posted the letter.
LOVE VS HATE
Which one is more powerful according to you?
Share your thoughts in a letter and depending on your choice tag your letter 'love' or 'hate'.
Leave a comment below when you're done.
FINISH THE STORY.
Finish the story below. Tag your letter 'story' and leave a comment when done.
"He lived a busy life in the city. But he was never truly happy and he knew something was missing.
One night he walked up the hill overlooking his city. The thousands of lights couldn't brighten his mood... "
You wake up today with a little note on your bed stand. You open it and read...
"Today is your lucky day. You've been granted one wish. You can wish for anything you can think of, with the exception of more wishes. Use it wisely..... Or not."
What would you wish for?
Tag you letter "thoughts" and leave a comment below when you're done.
Food for thought:
You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
- Maya Angelou
If you could start your own charity, for who or what, would it be for?
Tag your letter 'charity' and leave a comment below when done.
"Have a little faith."
We all need faith in something. For some it's a God, for others it's having faith in humankind. In family and friends.
What is your source of faith? Write a open letter about it and tag it 'faith'.
If you could have the perfect date, what would it look like? What would you do, where would you go? Spare us no details.
Tag your letter 'love'.
Dear lettrs Staff,
Thank you for accepting and appreciating my little work... I am really grateful to have this platform to share my writings and feelings.. You guys are doing a great job .. keep it up!
Thanks a ton!
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. "
A powerful message by Mahatma Gandhi.
What are your thoughts on humanity? Tag your letter 'humanity'.
We are all addicted to something, right? So what is addicting to you? Remember what is most personal is often the most universal. Craft a poem, drawing or letter. Express yourself.
Tag your letter 'addiction'.
It's so easy to tell others they are beautiful. But saying the same words in the mirror seems a lot harder.
So today we're practicing just that!
Write a letter about your own beauty. Name at least three things about yourself that you find beautiful.
Tag your letter 'beauty'.
SHARE REPAIRS. OUR APOLOGIES!
We recently broke the server with all your shares from the lettrs network, which powers over 6 billion network impressions since we started.
As such please allow us a day or two to repair the share feature of your letters onto Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and via SMS / email. You may have noticed that interruption when trying to share your letters on other networks. We apologize.
We remain at your service. Thank you.
WORLD POETRY DAY.
Today is world poetry day. Declared by UNESCO (the United nations educational, scientific and cultural organization) in 1999.
Let's celebrate this day by sharing some great poems with each other.
Write a poem and dedicate it to your favorite writers and friends on lettrs.
Tag your letter "poetry".
We all have a different perception of beauty. So we would like to know what beauty means in your opinion.
Tag your letter 'beauty'.
Some have been planning their weddings since their childhood. Others never considered it.
But today we ask you: What would your perfect wedding be like?
Would it be in a church? Or would it be outdoors, perhaps near the sea? What color would your suit or dress have? What kind of cake should there be and what would be THE song of the evening?
Describe your wedding and tag your letter #love.
Read each other's letters to get some extra inspiration. Have fun!
"FROM YOUR PEN PALS" FEED
Many of you have been asking for this feed to come back. And we're excited to tell you that as of today, the feed is back.
To find it, go to the explore (home) page and scroll all the way down. Click on the penpals tile.
Here you'll be able to see letters written by your pen pals!
Who is your best friend and why? Have you been through a lot together? Are you supporting each other? Or is it because they make you laugh?
Write a letter about (or to) your best friend and tag your letter "friends".
Leave a comment down below when you're done.