I'm a dreadfully slow writer, and the biggest culprit is my inability to quickly construct sentences effectively. I know what I want to convey, but I struggle to quickly find the right sentence structure. For example, I recently wrote: "His eyes were red and swollen." I also wanted to write that his stare was empty, but I struggled to find a good way to add it on. I tried: "His eyes were red and swollen, his stare empty"; "His eyes were red and swollen, and his stare was empty"; and "His eyes were red and swollen. His stare was empty." Too many minutes later, I finally found a sentence structure I liked: "His red and swollen eyes formed an empty stare." How do you go about deciding how to structure your sentences? Does it occur naturally for you? If not, do you have any set techniques for finding the right structure? If you're someone who would skip it and come back to it later, how would you work on it then?