Replying to letters – too hard?

As part of the Jimmy James novel I’m writing, I want to record the replies JJ receives from those he writes letters to.

I’ve had a number of interesting discussions, both on Facebook and face to face with friends on the topic of replies.

The question I was asking started in regard to a cafe, then extended beyond that:

Would you reply to a snail mail letter written by a 9 year old boy?

Some people thought it would be too much hassle, putting it in the “too hard” basket, whereas an email would get a fast reply. Others were certain they would definitely reply to a letter with no hesitation.

To keep the story as true to life as possible, I’d like to get other people’s thoughts on this topic. Do you think people would reply to a snail mail letter? Why or why not?

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About Melissa

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

Melissa Gijsbers, Author, Speaker & Booklover
Melissa Gijsbers - Author, Speaker & Booklover
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