Favorite writer Make certain that your letter has a date, greeting, body, closure, and signature. Mention particular novels you've read and explain why you liked them in the body of the letter. Check that everything is accurately spelled, elegantly written, and makes sense. Include your address, email address, and phone number too.
'Dear Author', 'Hello there! My name is [name] and I'm a big fan of your work. I was wondering if I could ask you some questions about your job? I'm planning on writing my own novel someday and I have a few questions for you about how you work.' That's a good start. If they ask you to send more information then do so immediately after sending your first letter. Some authors may not reply to personal letters, but most will respond to professional ones sent through publishers or agents.
Keep in mind that writers are people too and thus may have problems with certain topics or subjects. Avoid asking questions that may cause the author negative feelings or make them feel uncomfortable. Also remember to be polite and respectful at all times even if you don't like the writer's work.
Thank you for your time!
How to Write an Important Letter
Prompts for Letter Writing
The Handwritten Letter as an Art Form
Here are some things to include in every business letter:
Guidelines for Writing a Formal Letter
After creating the body, skip a line and then write the closure. The customary closing for a professional letter is "Sincerely." After this term, use a comma, skip another line, and write your name. Read the letter aloud to proofread it. Authors spend a lot of time reading and writing. So don't waste theirs by printing or typing errors.
Here are some other common closings: "Yours truly," "Affectionately yours," "Your friend," "Love and hugs," and so on.
If you don't want to use one of these forms, try writing something self-effacing like "Don't forget me!" or "Give my best to [so-and-so]!" But be sure to follow it up with your name and address, so that the recipient can send you information if they wish.
The only correct way to close a letter is: "Yours sincerely," or "Yours affectionately," depending on which form you used in your opening paragraph.