Writing the first letter to a new pen pal is always interesting because there is usually very limited information available about your new pal. The way I approach this challenge is to play a little game of imagination before I start writing the first sentence. I create a simple imaginary profile of my new pal based on educated guess from the limited information I have. Then I ask my new pal if I got it right.

Let’s say all I know is that she lives in Toronto, Canada. I will begin my letter with this:

Stephanie, my new friend from…


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