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Letter to the Editor: Inspired to write

In April 2015, you published an article titled “Mail Call” in which you stated that not enough people were writing letters to the editor. Using the words of historian David McCullough, you encouraged readers to write letters or to keep a diary because it will aid historians in researching this generation one day.

I have kept a diary for much of my life, and because I found this article inspiring, I cut it out and kept it, tucking it between the pages of the diary I was writing in at the time.

My name is Miranda Wyatt. I am 21 years old and I grew up in St. Peters. I am currently a student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City majoring in English with plans to double major in music composition. I’m an aspiring writer, singer-songwriter, and editor. I have been writing since I was seven, and by the time I was nine, I had so many ideas that I knew I had to become a writer.

Shortly before my 11th birthday, I decided that if I wanted to be a good writer, I should write in a diary every day. That was March 9, 2009. I stuck with it, missing only about seven entries overall due to sickness or forgetfulness. March 9, 2019 marked 10 years that I have been writing daily.

Recently, when I returned to St. Peters on spring break, I looked back at my old diaries and came across the article I had cut out of the 2015 issue of Mid Rivers Newsmagazine. I thought you might like to know how I found your article inspiring.

Miranda Wyatt

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