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“Pamela, A Love Story” is now streaming on Netflix. Credit: Courtesy of Netflix © 2023

Pamela Anderson has started a new thing. The 55-year-old actress, author and activist has started a weekly newsletter of her “rambling thoughts, perspectives and hopeful ideas.” This morning, she sent out her first blast and in it, she talks her reader through how she sets up her morning journaling space, a time when she just writes anything that comes into her head. A tool for self-expression. It doesn’t need to be perfect and it doesn’t need to make sense, she says.

I’ve long been interested in how other writers set up their writing spaces. American author Jodi Picoult writes in a farmhouse attic in New Hampshire. Beloved British novelist Roald Dahl wrote in a backyard shed for four hours a day — two hours in the morning and two in the afternoon. American writer and activist Susan Sontag was enveloped by shelves upon shelves of books as she wrote at her typewriter. Mark Twain edited his work at a billiard table. And the iconic Jane Austen was always pictured with a simple desk, paper, quill and ink. It’s all she needed.

But Pamela Anderson? Inspired by the literary love letters from Virginia Woolf’s relationship with Vita Sackville-West, and Napoleon’s letters to Josephine, Anderson loves writing about love — and is a morning writer, her desk adorned with a rolodex, candles, crystals and wild flowers.

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Always a lover of flowers. Pamela Anderson, wearing a floral print mini dress, attends a ‘Baywatch’ photocall in Los Angeles, California, circa 1992. (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

“I’m up by 5 a.m.,” she tells her reader. “I set the stage for creativity by first lighting the fireplace (I’ve prepped the night before) and spending time with my dogs.”

“I live a baker’s schedule and love to invent healthy treats for my pets, family, and friends — blue algae muffins, superfood breads, and nutty vegan scones,” she continues. “As my yummy creations go into the oven, I put the kettle on for a bowl of Matcha or sweet English tea and sit at my writing desk. The smell of baking comforts me, my heart opens, I’m at peace, yet all senses are firing.”

For Valentine’s Day, Anderson felt it nice to gently coax her reader into writing a love letter to someone they hold dear. When writing her own, she loves picking out the perfect stationary, ink and wax seal.

“When writing a love letter, it’s nice to set the tone with a heartfelt greeting – my love, lover, sweetheart, dear… and recall memories or fantasies that are special to you both,” Anderson writes. “Express your gratitude for what makes this person unique and use words that come from the depths of your heart. Physical sensations such as a racing heartbeat or a knot in your stomach are signs that your words are true and powerful.”

“Look to history for inspiration and never give up on love.”

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 01: Pamela Anderson and Brandon Thomas Lee attend the “Pamela, a love story” NY Special Screening at The Paris Theatre on February 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Netflix)

We love you, Pam! She’s so sweet. And Happy Valentine’s Day, lovers. No matter if you mark the occasion with a significant other or not, it’s nice to reflect on the importance of the loved ones in our lives.

You can sign up to Pamela Anderson’s weekly newsletter here.

You can stream Pamela, A Love Story on Netflix here.

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 30: The true loves of Pamela’s life: Her sons. Brandon Thomas Lee, Pamela Anderson, and Dylan Jagger Lee attend the Premiere of Netflix’s “Pamela, a love story” at TUDUM Theater on January 30, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)