Letters to the editor

Saltshakers offers the following hints to those that write letters to the Editor:
* Short letters are best – no more than 150 words
* Deal with one issue only, write as soon as the issue appears in the newspaper.
* Don’t ramble. Think about your most important point and make it succinctly.
* Use light humour where appropriate and don’t ‘preach’ – don’t quote chunks of Bible verses – put it in your own words – God won’t mind as long as it is what He meant!!
* Always be polite, don’t get personal except when referring directly to another person’s letter – even then, deal with the issue not the person.

POSTED 29 Jan 2009