But every now and again I remind myself that these letters are personal correspondence between a son and his mother, quite often written under extreme circumstances. These letters have witnessed an incredible time in history, they are more than just a few thousand words discussing the weather and the current affairs of the day.
- How can I convey the emotion behind the letter contents to other people?
- Can I convince people to read these letters as they were written, in other words reading them without the benefit of hindsight?
- Should I write a book based on Arthur's letters?
- Where will the main interest come from, for example, military historians, historians, teachers and lecturers etc?
- How can I expand the appeal of Arthur's letters, I am sure that they won't appeal to the "Mud and Trenches" purists...
- How should I use social media to drive Arthur's story?
- Should I collaborate with a "published" writer?
- Should I use illustrations to enhance the letter content, if so what style should they be?
- Are forums and on line communities a good way of building traffic?
- Should I take advertising on the site?
Over the next few months, I will try to tell the story of Arthur's Letters so far, the ups and downs.