Ideas for InCoWriMo this February

Are you making plans to participate in this year’s International Correspondence Writing Month, more commonly known as InCoWriMo? If you visit the official website, you’ll find a list of hundreds of names and addresses from all over the world, as well as ideas on how to make the most of InCoWriMo.

If you’re on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, you can search for #InCoWriMo and see who is talking about what they’ll be doing for this annual, month-long, self-designed adventure. It’s great to get some new ideas and find others just as interested as you in sending and receiving mail.

I came up with a list of 28 ideas of possible recipients for the writing challenge. Of course, the easiest way would be to pick a different name from the address book on the InCoWriMo website. You can state in your card, letter, postcard if you’re looking for long-term correspondence, or just a one-time “How do you do”.

1.  Movie Star
2. Sport Figure
3. Newscaster
4. Television star
5. Author
6. Politician (local or national)
7. Penpal (current or previous)
8. Someone from incowrimo
9. Someone from sendsomething,net
10. Valentine to someone
11. Someone you admire
12. Family member
13. Old friend or co-worker
14. Musician/band
15. Someone from armed services
16. Someone who lost a spouse/child
17. Someone you’ve never met
18. Nursing home resident
19. Stationery enthusiast
20. Public figure you admire
21. TV show writer or producer
22. Favorite product/company
23. Local animal shelter or cause
24. Letter to south pole
25. Someone in another country
26. Sympathy card
27. New homeowner
28. Someone pursuing a dream

Of course, you can always write to Yours Truly! I’ll be glad to write back.

What are your plans for InCoWriMo? In my next blog post, I’ll show how I’ve begun my special preparations so that I’m ready to roll on February 1.

Jackie

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