WRITING A FRIE NDLY LE TTE RIn a friendly letter, write about the things that interes t you and thepers on to whom you are writing.
B E FORE WRITINGJot down your ideas.Are you replying to a letter?What questions or comments do you need to reply to?What new information about yourself or others do you want to include?
1645 Mayberry Lane Plymouth, E ngland J uly 3, 1621 The HeadingIn the upper right corner of thepage, the address of the writer(you), is placed on the first twolines, and the date on which theletter was written is placed on thethird.
The S alutationThe s alutation begins at theleft-hand margin and isplaced a s hort dis tancebelow the heading. In afriendly letter, it is followedby a comma.
THE BODYThe body of a friendly letteris the mes s age, what youhave to s ay. It may begindirectly below thes alutation. Remember toindent the firs t line of eachparagraph.
The C los ingThe clos ing for a friendly letter maybe Your friend, S incerely, S incerelyyours , or any s imilar phras e you like,except Yours truly, or Very truly yourswhich are us ed only in bus ines sletters . It is placed jus t below the finalline of the body, beginning a little tothe right of the middle of the page,and followed by a comma.
The S ignatureThe s ignature of a friendlyletter need only be your firs tname. C enter it under theclos ing. A lways write thes ignature by hand, even ifyou have typed the res t ofthe letter.