Quick Tips for Brilliant Letter Writing
Follow these simple steps for flawless letters of every type: from personal to business and everywhere in between.
Pay attention to paper.
A letter of recommendation shouldn’t be scribbled on a fold note. Similarly, you probably don’t want to type a letter of condolence on stark white paper. Consider your intentions and choose wisely.
Keep the concentration on what you are trying to say and/or what you want to happen after the recipient has read the letter.
If you are feeling emotional or overwhelmed while writing your letter, leave it and read it again in a few hours or even a few days. With a fresh outlook, you’ll likely want to make a few changes or possible start all over.
Take advantage of the spell check and grammar check functions on your computer. Type up a rough draft and edit away before putting pen to paper.
Create a perfect ending.
The last few lines are the last things the reader will remember about your note. End on a positive note by expressing thanks or admiration or affection, politely of course.