Have you written a good letter to the editor (LTE) recently? A well-written LTE is very effective, especially around election time.

TIPS: Check the publication’s guidelines, and follow them carefully. If the word count is 200 words, don’t submit a 220-word letter! Focus on one issue, not many.

SUBMIT: Submit to the Asheville Citizen-Times and Mountain Xpress locally, but don’t forget to include other North Carolina newspapers as well, such as the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News and Observer.

For inspiration, read these two recently published Letters from Indivisible AVL member Lyn Miller: