Is it possible to get a pen pal that I like?
In one short word, Yes!
It is time for the FALL Pen Friend Exchange! This is where I personally select a pen friend for you based on your completed application. The application (see the menu bar at the top of this page to access the form) allows me to match you according to your preferences. This is not a perfect system, but I do try my best.
Directions: 1. Fill out the "application form" (at the top of the page, menu bar) --don't forget to take the "Which Jane Austen Heroine Are You?" Quiz which is located in the side bar of this blog. This will help you fill out the application form, question #9. 2.Then by copy the completed application and paste it into an email. Send the completed application form to me at : JALWSociety@gmail.com The deadline for applications is: September 4th, 2016.
I will be monitoring my email box : JALWsociety@gmail.com and begin processing the applications. You might not get a response from me immediately, but I hope to start working on them this week. You will be notified of your pen friend after the September 4th deadline. It usually takes me close to a week to get it all worked out. :-). I do this the old fashioned way...some day I'll have to do a blog post on this process, as I really amaze myself that it all works out so well. Try to be as specific about yourself as possible in the application...this allows me to better match you, but also remember that we all must be flexible too. Many of you want international pen friends, but sometimes I run short of those applicants. If I run into a real problem, I will usually notify you per email.
I would ask that you only join the pen friend exchange if you will follow through on your commitment . This means that you will write your pen friend, and usually this involves several letters over the course of 3 months. It is very disappointing to those fulfilling their commitments when their partner does not respond in kind.
One final note. I want you to know that the Jane Austen Letter Writing Society's mission is to promote thoughtful, meaningful communication through the handwritten letter . Although I promote the elegant aspect of letter writing (I love vintage items connected to letter writing) , it is to by no means eliminate people who do not have access to stationery or other writing implements. The emphasis should always be on the content of the letter. So, if you possess the ability to write a good letter, you are more than welcome! If you feel like you are a bit rusty with your letter writing skills, still consider joining the society, to help improve your skills!
Any questions? Please leave your comments below or email me directly at JALWSociety@gmail.com.
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I look forward to a new Pen Friend Exchange!