Handwritten Letters: Text lengths

Golden rule: It can't be important if it doesn't fit on one page

Even Goethe needed more time for a short letter than for a long one!

You always need more time for a short concise letter. Because if you just write everything down quickly, the letter automatically becomes way too long. Getting a message to the point is always a lot harder, because it requires effort and brain power. But the recipients will always thank you for your efforts.

This is exactly what makes the difference between quantity and quality. Of course, the content of the handwritten message is a very important success factor. If you write just as you think, then random thoughts string together. This only ever corresponds to a very rough – usually not completely thought-out – design. In the same way, the letter is always far too long and bad.

Handwritten letters are tangible

A handwritten letter is a tangible thing, something that engages our senses in a way that technology cannot. They are a physical reminder of the writer, their thoughts forever etched onto a physical object. Your reader will not soon forget you, if you have considered the success factors.

Whereas printed letters are mostly only skim read, i.e. the content quickly disappears from the human brain, handwritten letters are read completely.  Please make sure that your handwritten messages are always PCR (personal, concise and relevant).

Pensaki references

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Be Truthful, Be Concise, Be Relevant, Be Clear !

In the short term the spice lies! But a good and “spicy” letter can only come into being if you think about it in advance and develop an exact idea. In which order do you want to lead the reader to the relevant content? What arc of tension should follow this? Question each sentence as to whether it really adds value for the recipient! This work takes time – the longer and more complicated a letter, the more time you need to simplify the text.