If you want to write a long note, a letter is the best way to go. It's fun to write, and fun to receive. Take a look at the parts of a letter, then write your own.

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August 3, 2011
Date: Shows when you wrote the letter.
Dear Buster,
Greeting: Says hello, and shows who you're writing to.
Hey! I just saw your picture in the Elwood City Times. Totally cool! Of course, I guess that's what happens when you win the Annual Elwood City Pie-Eating Contest!
Body: Here's what you're telling the other person.
So, how does it feel to be a celebrity? Do you have to wear dark glasses everywhere you go? If you do, be careful! Remember that thorn bush you crashed into last time? Ouch!
Body: For each new thing you talk about, start a new paragraph.
Anyway, congratulations! I knew you could do it!
Body: Wrap up your note.
Your proud friend,
Arthur
Closing and Signature: Says good-bye, and says who you are.
P.S. I think that next year you shouldn't eat a huge pancake breakfast just before the contest. You had me worried!
Post Script: Forget something? Add it to the end!
Arthur Read
562 Main Street
Elwood City, USA
Your Address:
Your full address goes in the top left corner.
Buster Baxter
135 Elm Street
Elwood City, USA
Your Friend's Address:
Your friend's full address goes in the middle.
Stamp
goes
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Stamp: The stamp goes in the top right corner. This pays to have your letter sent.