Sunday, June 5, 2011

Writing Quality Articles

Writing Quality Articles

Writing a great article takes several steps and by following these steps you'llsoon write great articles for your website, blog, content site, or for magazines.

Write about what you know first. It makes sense to sit down and write about things you have knowledge in. This process allows you to quickly write your article while spending less time thinking about what you want to say. Make a list of things  you already have knowledge in and begin writing from this list. When you run out of ideas you can do research in other areas and get the creative process going again.

Draft out your ideas quickly and don't concern yourself with spelling or words, just get your ideas down. Focus on the thoughts in your head. Make a list of your ideas or points and briefly describe each. Later youcan form these ideas into paragraphs.

Make sure facts, figures and other information is correct. There is nothing worse then an article with misleading or information. Research and make sure you are clear on all your facts, dates, names, numbers and other data. This is important and makes you look professional. Spend extra time on topics you are unfamiliar with to keep your articles as accurate as possible. Check your article for spelling mistakes and proper grammar. Use the spell check on your computer frequently. Try not to overuse words, unless you are writing the article for keyword placement in a search engine. Watch for properly spaced paragraphs and avoid long paragraphs that are hard to read. Don't put words you want to emphasize in all caps as this looks like an amateur wrote the article. Read over every part of the article until you are satisfied with it.

Rewrite your article with proper form by starting with an introduction to the article, followed by the body which contains the facts and points of the article. Finish the article with a simple conclusion about the article content. This can also include links to further information if you wish. Writing like this fashion makes the article easier to read. Avoid going from point to point in a jumbled, ramble style of writing.

Check your article for spelling mistakes and proper grammar. Use the spell check on your computer frequently. Try not to overuse words, unless you are writing the article for keyword placement in a search engine. Watch for properly spaced paragraphs and avoid long paragraphs that are hard to read. Don't put words you want to emphasize in all caps as this looks like an amateur wrote the article. Read over every part of the article until you are satisfied with it.

By writing about what you know, paying attention to the article quality and content of your work. Follow these steps and you're are well on your way to creating professional, quality articles.

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