Letter to the Editor: Appreciation for Polly’s Story


Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your esteemed jaBlog! I wish to express my gratitude for your book Polly Wants to Be a Writer.

Somewhere between my unfinished drafts that were carefully stacked up in one corner of my shelf, laid the paperback edition of the most well-crafted help book in fiction: Polly Wants to Be a Writer. I found it on an unexpected day when my room needed a cleanup.

Holding this book, I admired the cover illustration of baffled Polly looking helplessly at Scrum gnawing away her laptop. I excitedly flipped open the book and started reading, there and then, as if I had met an old friend.

Engrossed in the adventures with Polly, the novel took me through the journey of my old self––the wannabe writer. Polly and I had been so alike, I wondered if she was my old, lost twin! Going through the story, I questioned myself of letting go of writing––my ultimate ambition––crushed under the textbooks of high school.

With a firm determination to getting back to writing, I hung on to each word of Ms.Whitford and worked on having every advice of hers as my practice. After reading the very last page, I felt afresh, as if transformed into a whole new person! I felt the urge to pick up a pen and let my caged imagination free on paper.

I feel proud today to be penning down appreciation to the very book that has help me get back chasing my dream when I had no hope left. I give complete credit to the author, Ms. Laura Michelle Thomas.

Thank You. Thank you for everything!

Yours Sincerely,
Akshta Khurana
(Age 13, India)


Want to share your thoughts with our editor and our readers? Send your letter to laura@laurathomascommunications.com. You must include your real name, age and country.


2 comments on “Letter to the Editor: Appreciation for Polly’s Story

  1. I am greatly honored an overjoyed as well to be published on jaBlog!
    No amount of ‘thank you’s would truly express how grateful I am.

  2. I am so proud of you girl….and so glad that you continued writing! Congrats! And thank you very much Laura for writing such a masterpiece…I sincerely appreciate it….

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