Have Plenty of Margin for Easy Reading.
No matter how well-written your letter is, your work will be spoiled if the recipient’s first impression is “It’s hard to read”. Especially when you are not used to writing, you prone to write over the entire surface of the paper, but words written all over a piece of paper feel cramped.
The key to readability is the size of a margin. Start a new line beforehand to make plenty of margin on the paper. If one sheet isn’t enough, simply go to the next page. Don’t write all over a piece of paper. Words written boldly and freely, even with the intension of using more than enough papers, are easy to read and give a good impression.
At that time, it is fundamental not to write over the pattern. If the precious pattern is covered, it might give a rough impression. Decide where to start a new line before writing in order not to cover the pattern.
Some stationery and ippitsusen are with ruled lines, or without them. The space between the lines can be narrow or wide. For those who have a heavy writing pressure or want to write big letters, I recommend to use the stationery or ippitsusen with less ruled lines or wide line spacing. When the line spacing is wide, the letters become naturally bigger and your writing gives an easy-going impression.
Sometimes it is worrisome to decide where on paper to start. For a manuscript paper, it is a rule to skip one letter from the top of the sentence, but for a letter, there are no specific rules on where to start. Start from wherever you like and write freely, so that your letter will have nice margin and become accomplished.