Why do we struggle to articulate our thoughts clearly?
There are two main elements to our writing –
1. What you want to say
2. How you want to say it
Don’t even try doing both these simultaneously. It will be a mess. You would be as confused as a camel stuck at the South Pole.
Here’s a simple way forward.
Vomit on a piece of paper. Don’t edit. Just write. As you go on vomiting, you get clear about what you want to convey.
‘Oh, this is what I want to convey. Got it. Now let me fix this mess. And see how I can make this presentable.’
And now edit your heart out. Cut out the verbose words. Add a story. Give it a better structure. Like an architect.
Remember, Step 1. And then step 2. Not together.
Leave the poor camel along. The South Pole belongs to the penguins.