Three Tips when Writing Articles
Do you love to write do you want to put those writing skills to good use Perhaps you want to see your name published whether it is in a newspaper,
magazine, e zone or other forms of publication. Here are 3 tips to start off your New Year.
Once you have decided what your writing is going to be about, brainstorm. Think of a new angle for your article. For example If you are writing for your
local newspaper about an author, do not necessarily write only the obvious details. Is there something about this author that makes them unique, what
is so great about the book they have written, can you tie it with a current news event and or holiday
Removing the Fluff is a Must
When writing a first draft, it is expected to have at least some fluff. Fluff is words, sentences, certain aspects of your article that do not necessarily add
to your article. An example would be I had no energy. My energy had been sucked out of me now that is not the great example, but you get the point.
A good way to tell if you have fluff is to put your article away for a while. Why because when you leave your article for a bit, the next time you look over
you will see aspects of your article popping out. Certain words, facts and excess information that could easily be removed for a smooth flowing article.
Fast tips that also apply are
Editing Proof read your articles and remembers to use your spell checker. Grammar and spelling mistakes can easily turn your editor away.
Simple Language Structuring you may be an expert in your field, but for others reading about your topic for the first time, your content should be
simple. Make sure your sentences are not run ones. Are you teaching something Break down aspects of your article into steps. This will ensure your
reader understands your topic better.
Be careful of the word the is a common word that sometimes is repeated too many times in the article, causing your article to become repetitious. Use
the repeatedly if you are trying to make a point.