Dear Famous Writer,
I am a great fan of your work and I would like to humbly ask you for a bit of advice concerning a project that I am starting. This project is to be a series of letters written to no one in particular, using some generality or names that are clearly and outrageously fictional. They will cover a wide array of topics, including art, humor, news, politics, and many more.
The reason that I am writing is because at the moment I seem to be at a loss for what exact things I should be writing these letters about. It seems so often that I conceive these truly wonderful ideas around which to base a series of wonderful articles, and yet, that first article never seems to get written. I wonder when you started your classic novel, “What Sound Does a Giraffe Make,” if you had any intentions of producing sequels along that storyline. As thought-provoking and original as that tale of an expedition deep into the heart of Africa was, you never happened to answer the question. Perhaps, I missed the point of it. Was that title merely to pique the reader’s interest? No wonder it was a bestseller…
I am still at a loss for what sound a giraffe makes, as well as whom I should address my letters to no one in particular and what said letters should be about. I ask humbly that you share some of your wisdom with this poor and common writer on how to go about realizing my dreams of producing such a series.
Richard A. Rowell
P.S. And if you could, please, answer the question, “What Sound Does a Giraffe Make?” I’m sure there are plenty of pre-school and kindergarten age children that would truly like to know!