How to write an article

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Writing articles is easy enough but writing articles that get read and copied across the Internet is something of an art. You can become a master of that art with just the few basic skills listed here.

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How to write an article

  1. 1. How To Write an Article<br />Four things to keep in mind when reaching out to your readers<br />
  2. 2. Overviewwww.raywhittaker.com <br />Publishing articles is one of the best ways to get noticed on the Internet<br />
  3. 3. Overviewwww.raywhittaker.com<br />Publishing articles is one of the best ways to get noticed on the Internet<br />But there’s more to writing articles than just putting words on paper (or screen)<br />
  4. 4. Overviewwww.raywhittaker.com<br />Publishing articles is one of the best ways to get noticed on the Internet<br />But there’s more to writing articles than just putting words on paper (or screen)<br />If you want to produce quality articles, here are a few tips you might want to think about<br />
  5. 5. Speak to Your Readerwww.raywhittaker.com<br />Don’t ever lecture or talk down to your reader<br />
  6. 6. Speak to Your Readerwww.raywhittaker.com<br />Don’t ever lecture or talk down to your reader<br />You want to have a conversation with your reader (albeit a one sided one)<br />
  7. 7. Speak to Your Readerwww.raywhittaker.com<br />Don’t ever lecture or talk down to your reader<br />You want to have a conversation with your reader (albeit a one sided one)<br />Pose questions!<br />
  8. 8. Speak to Your Readerwww.raywhittaker.com<br />Don’t ever lecture or talk down to your reader<br />You want to have a conversation with your reader (albeit a one sided one)<br />Pose questions!<br />Challenge conventional thinking<br />
  9. 9. Speak to Your Readerwww.raywhittaker.com<br />Don’t ever lecture or talk down to your reader<br />You want to have a conversation with your reader (albeit a one sided one)<br />Pose questions!<br />Challenge conventional thinking<br />Be controversial <br />(but never offensive to a person)<br />
  10. 10. Don’t Use Formal Grammarwww.raywhittaker.com<br />We break the rules for written grammar all of the time when we speak<br />
  11. 11. Don’t Use Formal Grammarwww.raywhittaker.com<br />We break the rules for written grammar all of the time when we speak<br />To write in a conversational style, write in the same way that you speak.<br />
  12. 12. Don’t Use Formal Grammarwww.raywhittaker.com<br />We break the rules for written grammar all of the time when we speak<br />To write in a conversational style, write in the same way that you speak.<br />You can use contractions like “don’t” instead of “do not”<br />
  13. 13. Don’t Use Formal Grammarwww.raywhittaker.com<br />We break the rules for written grammar all of the time when we speak<br />To write in a conversational style, write in the same way that you speak.<br />You can use contractions like “don’t” instead of “do not”<br />You can start sentences with ‘but’, ‘and’, etc.<br />
  14. 14. Write Stuff That People Want to Readwww.raywhittaker.com<br />Three of the main ways to ensure your article gets read:<br />
  15. 15. Write Stuff That People Want to Readwww.raywhittaker.com<br />Three of the main ways to ensure your article gets read:<br />Provide information.<br /><ul><li>People search the Web looking for information</li></li></ul><li>Write Stuff That People Want to Readwww.raywhittaker.com<br />Three of the main ways to ensure your article gets read:<br />Provide information.<br /><ul><li>People search the Web looking for information</li></ul>Entertain <br /><ul><li>people love entertaining content</li></li></ul><li>Write Stuff That People Want to Readwww.raywhittaker.com<br />Three of the main ways to ensure your article gets read:<br />Provide information.<br /><ul><li>People search the Web looking for information</li></ul>Entertain <br /><ul><li>people love entertaining content</li></ul>Be controversial <br /><ul><li>Don’t ever make personal comments but be prepared to disagree with people</li></li></ul><li>Publishing Your Articlewww.raywhittaker.com<br />Publishing online is simply a matter of uploading your article to article directories<br />
  16. 16. Publishing Your Articlewww.raywhittaker.com<br />Publishing online is simply a matter of uploading your article to article directories<br />Offline publishing (newspapers, magazines, etc) are subject to an editor’s review<br />
  17. 17. Publishing Your Articlewww.raywhittaker.com<br />Publishing online is simply a matter of uploading your article to article directories<br />Offline publishing (newspapers, magazines, etc) are subject to an editor’s review<br />Do your research<br />Read the periodical, check out the writing style<br />
  18. 18. Publishing Your Articlewww.raywhittaker.com<br />Publishing online is simply a matter of uploading your article to article directories<br />Offline publishing (newspapers, magazines, etc) are subject to an editor’s review<br />Do your research<br />Read the periodical, check out the writing style<br />Write a sample article in the style of the periodical<br />
  19. 19. Publishing Your Articlewww.raywhittaker.com<br />Publishing online is simply a matter of uploading your article to article directories<br />Offline publishing (newspapers, magazines, etc) are subject to an editor’s review<br />Do your research<br />Read the periodical, check out the writing style<br />Write a sample article in the style of the periodical<br />Contact the editorial staff and ask if they are accepting submissions; attach your sample<br />
  20. 20. Thank you<br />Thanks for being here and good luck with your article writing<br />

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