Dear Carolyn, What gets you to respond to a reader’s letter? (And the reverse – what makes you not respond?) I’m so bad about replying to reader mail that sometimes it seems hopeless to even start. This one caught my eye because it’s rare to get an actual “old school” typewriter page. I also liked the breezy writing style and colorful vocabulary. XO, Gabrielle P.S. I read your chapter in DEAR BULLY while waiting to do an event at Vroman’s in Pasadena. It was wonderful.
From the letter blog I keep with Carolyn Mackler.
The plans didn’t go “on the window”; they went “out” it. Also, at least one absent comma. And Alyson Noël has an umlaut in her name.
I had such plans for being a great penpal when this tour began! Alas, now I’m on day 306 and I haven’t written my pal Carolyn a single letter. Will try to write today.
Oh, and speaking of missing NYC, I just watched your ALL THESE THINGS I’VE DONE walking tour of the hood. LOVE IT! http://www.memoirsofa.com/