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Morissey’s Not-So-Nice Letter To A Hater

If you are not a fan of The Smiths then you might as well just shut your mouth about it. Take for example this letter addressed to someone whom Morissey begrudgingly ripped apart using only this handwritten letter. There are nice things to say to an artist and responding negatively who tries to spread their creativity can lead to a very vicious reply.

Steven Morrissey
384- Kings Rd
STRETFORD
Manchester- M32 8GW

Dear Person,

So nice to know there’s another soul out there, even if it is in Glasgow.

Does being Scottish bother you? Manchester is a lovely little place, if you happen to be a bedridden deaf mute.

I’m unhappy, hope you’re unhappy too.

In poverty,

Steven

 

 

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Elvis Presley’s Hand For The Government

THE KING OF ROCK & ROLL OFFERING HIS PATRIOTIC SERVICES:

This was a handwritten letter from Elvis Presley to offer his services to the US Government to help in the drug war.

TRANSCRIPTION:

Dear Mr. President:

First, I would like to introduce myself. I am Elvis Presley and admire you and have great respect for your office. I talked to Vice President Agnew in Palm Springs three weeks ago and expressed my concerns for our country. The drug culture, the hippie elements, the SDS, Black Panthers, etc. do not consider me as their enemy or as they call it, the establishment. I call it America and I love it. Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out. I have no concerns or motives other than helping the country out. So, I wish not to be given a title or an appointed position. I can and will do more good if I were made a Federal Agent at Large and I will help out by doing it my way through communications with people of all ages. First and foremost, I am an entertainer, but all I need is the Federal credentials. I am on the plane with Senator George Murphy and we have been discussing the problems that our country is faced with.

Sir, I am staying at the Washington Hotel, Room 505-506-507. I have two men who work with me by the name of Jerry Schilling and Sonny West. I am registered under the name of Jon Burrows. I will be here for as long as it takes to get the credentials of a Federal Agent. I have done an in-depth study of drug abuse and Communist brainwashing techniques and I am right in the middle of the whole thing I can and will do the most good.

I am glad to help just so long as it is kept very private. You can have your staff or whomever call me anytime today, tonight or tomorrow. I was nominated this coming year one of America’s Ten Most Outstanding Young Man. That will be in January 18 in my home town of Memphis, Tennessee. I am sending you a short autobiography about myself so you can better understand this approach. I would love to meet you just to say hello if you’re not too busy.

Respectfully,

Elvis Presley

P.S. I believe that you, Sir, were one of the Top Ten Outstanding Men of America Also.

I have a personal gift for you which I would like to present to you and you can accept it or I will keep it for you until you can take it.

 

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The Writing Guide: INTP Personality

INTPs are often called Architects. They use logic to analyze things such as systematized concepts and the whole scheme of things in general. They are very theoretical and eager to find out what is it that makes the world go round. Profound things are more of their thing as they want to discover the wholeness of it. Absorbed in thought, they value their individualism as they seek understanding and explore concepts. They are the great detectives of the mystery in all of the things.

Here are some traits INTPs have that you can focus on if you want to write to them.

Trait #1: Detached

If you want to write to an INTP, you should learn that they are not about the drama. If you want to make them interested, start to converse about a certain issues that are known to be black and white. Ask them their two cents on the matter and they will surely open their mind for you as they are known to have a more precise perspective on a concept or scenario involving things that piques their interest.

Trait #2: Analytical

They might seem aloof but the way they converse is more of a methodical method. They are cerebral people and commonly use intellect instead of emotions. They want to know all the sides of the story so that they can judge the situation or subject fairly. They are known to investigate the reasons behind most of the things that concerns their interests. You can ask them for advice if you want to know the different perspectives of one big picture as they could tell you the details of even the parts of the whole.

Here are some quotes by famous INTPs:

“Religion, which … ought most particularly elevate us, as rational creatures … is that where men often appear most irrational, and more senseless than beasts.”

-John Locke

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest [understanding of] what is before them … and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”

-Thucydides

“I could not … write a serious romance [except] to save my life; and if [I had] to keep it up and [not laugh] at myself … I am sure I should be hung before I had finished the first chapter.”

-Jane Austen

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Napoleone Bonaparte and his Devotion

If you think that love is grand, well take a look at this masterpiece of a letter by Napoleone Bonaparte. It is a different form of letter writing but somehow weirdly sweet. This is how you revolutionize even in the most subtle way.

A letter of Napoleon Bonaparte to Josephine —

Transcription:

“I love you no longer; on the contrary, I detest you. You are a wretch, very clumsy, very stupid, a Cinderella. You never write to me; you do not love your husband. You know what pleasure your letters give him, and you never write him even six miserable lines! … In truth, my dearest, I am uneasy at having no news from you. Write me four pages filled with those nice, kind things that are such a pleasure to my heart. I hope that ere long I shall seize you in my arms, and cover you with a million burning kisses — burning as though they came from the equator.”

 

There is some kind to magic with words that not all human beings know. This is the epitome of giving someone the slightest to the gravest of all emotions. Letters are personal as it is written by the hands equating to the physical part of someone’s end. The content letter is the cerebral part of the representation of the person through letter. If you think that being sweet cannot be achieved through burst of different emotions, you should see this letter of Napoleon Bonaparte to Josephine.

The personal touch of a handwritten letter still is the best platform to use in writing. Nothing can trump the effort given every time someone writes a letter. This may be the most vintage way of writing but it is the best.

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The Writing Guide: ENTP Personality

ENTPs are intellectuals and innovators. They like problem solving but they use their clever mind to seek answers to systematized problems and notions. They are known for their unconventional take on the world as they are commonly open-minded people and visionaries. They utilize their big influence on the lives of people around them and analyze situations using their own eccentricity.

ENTPs are extroverts. They love being with people and talking to them as they have a knack on social interactions and known for their smart banters. They have undeniable wit and are very knowledgeable when it comes to communicating and getting to a point. Usually, cheerful and takes no offense. Although they are not known for their patience, ENTPs are free spirits who are usually good partners in fun activities.

Writing a letter to an ENTP is not as easy so here are some traits they have so you know how to converse with them.

Trait #1: Smart

Start your letter with a smart joke. Do not be afraid to build a rapport with an ENTP. They are always up for a smart conversation. They are challenged by those who can stimulate them intellectually. The smartest joke can turn your one letter into a dozen if you know how to give an ENTP a good laugh. They are very adaptive to the almost scholarly kind of discussion.

Trait #2: Eccentric

Show them that you are unique too. Tell them stories about experiences that most people don’t usually have. They are about the exceptional to the point of adoration. They like to know that other people are eccentric too.

Here are some ENTPs celebrity quotations:

 “My wife makes fun of how routinized I’ve become. It’s not my natural state. … But at some point in my life I overcompensated.”

-Barrack Obama

“It is necessary to be a fox to discover snares and a lion to terrify wolves. Those who rely simply on the lion do not understand.”

– Niccolo Machiavelli

“People of accomplishment rarely sit back and let things happen to them. They go out in the world and happen to things.”

-Leonardo da Vinci

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The Writing Guide: INFP Personality

INFPs are idealistic on their imaginations and have been equipped with values and principles that they uphold.  The possibilities for this personality type are endless because they capitalize on their solitude and try to see the potential of the coming days with the touch of their own idealistic ways.

As introverts, they better themselves to get to their ultimate goal. This poses nonjudgmental way of thinking which makes them open-minded at some point.

Writing a letter to an INFP personality is easy because they are great in self-expression. They are compassionate to others even though they enjoy their solitude.

Trait #1: Sensitive

If you write them a letter, they will respond to you with all their sensitivity. They are very sensitive to everyone even if they like to be themselves. They are often called The Healers. If you have any problems of any sort, you can count on INFP to be the one you can vent to. They know what to say to you because of their sensitive nature.

Trait #2: Compassionate

If you have problems, you can count that this INFP recipient will have your back. It is of their nature to be open-minded to whatever topic or scenario people have. This is one good trait that they have. They can put their self to other people’s shoes and would do what they want others to do for them if they ever have any difficulties in life.

Here are quotes from famous INFPs:

 “[People are] quite different. What grips me need hardly touch you at all. … What is innocence in you may be guilt in me. … What has no consequences for you may be the last nail in my coffin.”

-Franz Kafka

“In my imagination, I can come up with anything that I want. I can make things very large and very colorful.”

-George R. R. Martin

“My existence is not without reason! I know that I could be a quite different person! … There is something inside me, but what can it be?”

-Vincent Van Gogh

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Zodiac Letters: How to Write To a Capricorn

A Capricorn is resourceful and, yes, from the word “Capricious”, this sign appreciates things that are having monetary value. They are known for their business-mindedness and a knack at sales and management. They are very precise with what they want and figures out a way or ways in general, to get what they desire.

Here are some tips if you plan to make a Capricorn a pen pal:

ASK THEM FOR THEIR OPINION

Capricorn natives are rock steady and sturdy. They are very wise in their dealings with others and most importantly in anything defined as a system. They are very patient in discovering the ins and outs of anything and everything. Ask them for their opinion on your current problems. They would love to give you pragmatic and straight to the point advices. They are not known as the sweet talker but they will surely tell you what you need to do and how to do it.

GIVE THEM SOME USEFUL TRIVIA
As the Capricorn is always curious about the parts than a whole. A simple trivia would always intrigue them. They would also like to be given a trivia once in a while so they’re knowledge would be richer. Remember, also, that they want the trivia to be useful to their everyday life.

ASK FOR BUSINESS ADVICE

Nothing beats Capricorns on the field of handling business. They are industrious and would offer their help if you ask. They are very generous with tips on the field of money-making and money generation. They will be there every step of the way!

If you ever feel like you need someone pragmatic advice and opinions or just plain old good mentoring, you just have to go and write to a Capricorn native and they will surely be pleasured to be a guiding light to your somewhat not-that-organized life.

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Steve Martin’s Letter to Fan

Steve Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. So this semi-handwritten letter is not a surprise to everyone but of course, it’s not Steve Martin without the humorous touch.

His format shows a lot of his dry humor and his comedic personality—

Transcription:

A PERSONAL LETTER FROM STEVE MARTIN

DEAR JERRY,

WHAT A PLEASURE IT WAS TO RECEIVE A LETTER FROM YOU. ALTHOUGH MY SCHEDULE IS VERY BUSY, I DECIDED TO TAKE TIME OUT TO WRITE YOU A PERSONAL REPLY.

TOO OFTEN PERFORMERS LOSE CONTACT WITH THEIR AUDIENCE AND BEGIN TO TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED, BUT I DON’T THINK THAT WILL EVER HAPPEN TO ME, WILL IT JERRY? I DON’T KNOW WHEN I’LL BE APPEARING CLOSE TO YOU BUT KEEP THAT EXTRA BUNK MADE UP IN CASE I GET TO FLINT.

SINCERELY,

STEVE MARTIN

P.S. I’LL ALWAYS CHERISH THAT AFTERNOON WE SPENT TOGETHER IN RIO, WALKING ALONG THE BEACH, LOOKING AT ROCKS.

People see this as sarcasm but this was the comedy that Steve Martin has in his blood. This is funny in so many ways if you only understand dry humor. One of the best and well thought out celebrity to fan mailing. It doesn’t shy away from the reality that celebrities are really swamped with letters and that it would take a lot from their time to reply in each and every letter a fan has sent to them.

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Writing to Empathize with Someone Who Just Experienced Loss

As per writing, there is no good way to send condolences to someone who had just experienced a loss. This is especially true if the recipient of your letter is a person who just lost someone who was close to them or a family member, for that matter. Although this is not an ideal situation and the least people look forward to, sending your full sympathies can be very highly appreciated in time of a loss of a loved one.

“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.”
― Lemony SnicketHorseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

How to start?

Unfortunate as it may seem, extend your sympathy towards the recipient. It may not be much but it helps a lot for those who are grieving, to know that someone out there are with them in their suffering.

How to write the content?

Start with the #throwback of good memories with the departed. It may hurt a little but the comfort of knowing that somehow their loved one has touched another being can mean a lot for those whom the departed left behind.

How to end the letter?

End your letter with your deepest regret that this moment has come. If you want, you can also put messages about life and offer yourself for emotional support. Your offer of support will be very much appreciated and will come back to you in your trying times.

Nothing beats a heartfelt letter with the purest intention and nothing beats a person with compassion and a shoulder to cry on.

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Writing to an Ex-Lover

“I don’t think much about guys from the past. I’m glad I knew them, but there’s a reason they didn’t make it into my future.”
― Lorraine Zago RosenthalOther Words for Love

Whatever you have to say to an ex-lover is kind of awkward. This is just the dichotomy of human interaction. If we felt neglected or hurt, we tend to distance ourselves from the person who inflicted it. So what is the right approach in dealing with an ex-lover in a way that we stay on the boundaries of being emphatic and not stepping on personal affairs?

How do you start?

You may start with a greeting that wouldn’t be too personal. You can check on them as an introduction. Do not be so eager that it will seem to intrude. Just a casual greeting and catching up phrases would do.  You don’t need to put so much effort in it.

How do you write the content?

You write the content based on your subjugation. You must control the content of your letter. Whether it is an emotional letter or just a friendly letter, you have to be precise of your intent to communicate in a civil manner. You have to control your content so that the point gets through your recipient.

 How do you end your letter?

Be subtle in saying goodbye. Remember that you have already said the most painful goodbye of all. So if you must say goodbye, be wary of your words.

In the end, you two have shared something special so might as well be mindful of the words that you will write. This may take a step back to recovery or help advance a reconnection. One thing is for sure, this is a step that can help you gain a friend. It’s just a matter of just writing the right lines.