Having Difficulty With Article Writing? 3 Steps To Help You Get Started
Do you have trouble getting started writing an article? One of the main obstacles when article writing is actually starting the whole process and consistently posting good content. It doesn’t matter how many articles we write, it is something we want to avoid because we sometimes don’t know where to start.
Article writing has become an integral part of the marketing process these days and is accepted as a great wasy to provide useful tips and loads of value. If you are having trouble getting the inspiration to write articles consistently, take a note of these useful tips and adopt them as part of your routine.
Create an Outline for your article
Creating an outline is one of the best methods to use when writing an article. Having an outline provides a foundation of your article. In other words an outline gives you a starting point from which you can build into a story. An outline will make the article writing process easier and faster.
There are a few ways you can form a good outline to create your article
Think of your subject and write down your ideas. Set yourself a good 15 minute time frame and write freely. Don’t go too much over this because the human brain can concentrate and focus for at best 30 minutes before you need a break. Make the best of your focus time try not to over analyse when you are writing down your ideas. This process does not have to be formal so write freely. Think of some ideas you would like to cover and supporting points for that idea. Review your notes and now organize your outline.
2. Organize The Outline of Your New Article
When you organize the outline you should identify the purpose of your article. The purpose of the article and the message you want to portray should help you figure out the introduction of your article. Then identify key points of your article. Now that you have a frame for that article, you need to come up with ideas supporting those key points. As you come up with more supporting material your outline will build and you’ll have an expectation of the length of the article.
After this organization process, you should have an outline of all of your paragraphs (i.e. the body of the article). You now need to outline a conclusion. The conclusion outline should be similar to the introduction of the outline and supportive of all the main points of the outline. The ultimate aim of your article should be to leave the reader wanting to find out more so you can P.S them with a “call to action” to take up an offer you may have.
3. Create the Draft
When you have completed writing you notes and creating the outline as described, you should have enough detail to write a draft copy. Your draft should be a similar process to your brainstorm. Just write. Don’t worry about being perfect. Think of it this way, no one will read your first draft. Plus, you will be reviewing the draft into a finished article. As you move through this process, you will see the article form.
Refer to your outline notes so that you stay focused on the point of your article. You can add little things that can lighten the mood of the piece, but the underlying message should be consistent. It’s easy to get carried away and move away from the purpose of your article. The outline you have set up will help you to stay on track and keep to the purpose of your article, as long you use it.
A good outline does not only provide a plan for your article, it serves as a way to get started with writing the article. If you develop you skill in setting out a good outline, your skill at writing articles will develop with those skills and you will improve. Each article you write will become easier to do and you will be happy that you can now be more productive and confident in your ability to provide good, valuable content quickly and effectively.
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