We sometimes start of with no idea of what we are about to write in the hope that as we start to put something down an idea will spring to mind. This could be described as undirected effort.
I think that doing this type of “off the hoof”, writing is both difficult and tiring. It relies on you having to very much rely on your word-smithing and if you are not that good or have not had too much experience at “on the spot” regurgitation, it can leave you literally lost for words.
If you have difficulty putting down your thoughts on any subject, I firmly believe that we should go back to school and try to educate ourselves in our writing. We need to study literature, language, composition, comprehension, spelling, syntax, punctuation, grammar and writing.
How many of us have actually had our emails, or letters thrown back at us before they are allowed to go out to the big world? Very few I suspect. I have though, and it was a most valuable lesson.
How many of us have received inappropriate emails that contain wording or expression that you thought you would never see? What about getting messages that contain basic spelling mistakes or letters that have gross undertones? I would never have been allowed to sent out such poor unchecked messages to anyone and would have been reprimanded if I had.
There is an art to delivering your message in whatever form you send it out in. This needs to be learned and practiced before it is received by the outside world. Your structure needs to be thought about. The content needs to be set, comprehension focused on, paragraphs detailed, spelling checked, grammar impeccable, punctuation perfect and it should be readable. Don’t just think that what is written is right, because it will not be, and do not think that it will be accepted, because it will not be.