Friday, April 13, 2007

Tips For Writing An Article

It's no secret that writing articles for the Internet is becoming a rather profitable activity, whether it be submitting to directories to bring traffic to your site or submitting to sites for direct payment. Unfortunately, not everybody knows how to go about writing articles for either avenue. This article will give you some article writing basics that will get you on your way to writing articles for whatever reason you choose.

The first thing you want to do when writing an article is try to pick a subject that you know something about. This is going to make things a lot easier. For one thing, you won't have to do as much research in order to write the article, if any at all. For another, writing about something you are familiar with will help the article sound more natural and conversational, which makes for more interesting reading.

The next thing you want to do when writing an article is decide on how you are going to approach the subject. A common mistake that people make is that they pick a topic like baseball, start talking about how the game started, then move into the rules and end up talking about their favorite players. They go from one sub topic to another with no real direction. These types of articles, for the most part, are not only maddening to try to read, but are rarely accepted by sites for either payment or even posting to their free directory. So pick a central theme, such as rules of the game, and stick with it throughout the article. It will make writing it a lot easier because it is more structure.

The next thing you want to do when writing an article is make sure that you do a spell and grammar check. You would be surprised how many people will write an article and not even put it through a spell checker. It only takes about five seconds to do. If you write your article in a decent program like Microsoft Word, you should also have a decent grammar checker as well. Poorly constructed articles with bad spelling and bad grammar are also not going to be accepted.

Finally, at the end of your article, you want to make sure that you tie everything together and wrap it up so that the reader feels like they have had a complete reading experience. You don't want people walking away thinking to themselves, "that was a waste of time." Now, this doesn't mean you have to give them EVERY piece of information on a topic. In many cases, this isn't possible to do in one article. This is where you then direct them to other resources where they can learn more.

So, if you want to get a complete article writing education, check out my signature.

See, that's the way to write a good article.

To YOUR Writing Success,

Steven Wagenheim

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