I am writing to .....
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SPOUTBO
Society for the Prevention of the Use of The Blindingly Obvious
 
Task
Make people stop starting letters with “I am writing to ........”
- of course you're writing, I'm holding the letter!!!
 
Reasons
It’s stating the blindingly obvious
It’s unimaginative and appears lazy
There are much better ways to use the English language to say what you want
It drives me nuts
 
Suggestion
Start the letter with the main thing you wish to say
“I wish to introduce myself ........” not “I’m writing to introduce myself .......”