Writing Articles

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An article is a great way to bring more traffic to your website if it is professional writing...
Here are a few tips to ensure that your article will take you to success.

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Writing Articles

  1. 1. Writing Articles AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  2. 2. 01. Most important things when writing an article Motivation Story Topic Structure AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  3. 3. What do you Need? AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  4. 4. 02. Computer tools 1 Text editor Ex: Notepad, Text Edit, Text Wrangler Organizing system 2 3 4 Word processors Ex: Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, Google Docs Media Tools Ex: Phone, Recording software, Photo & Video editors Ex: Calendar, Folder system, Organizing software AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  5. 5. Define articles AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  6. 6. 03. An article is… Written One-to-many Nonfiction Part of a collection ~300 – 8,000 words AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  7. 7. What kind of article will you write? AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  8. 8. 4. Article Types • Topic: General topic in depth • Length: Long (> 1000 words) • Tone: Wandering, thought provoking • Topic: Response to a product in the market • Length: varies • Tone: fact mixed with opinion News Features • Topic: Recent event • Length: Short (<1000 words) • Tone: neutral, direct Reviews Topic: promotion of product, event, or idea Length: varies Tone: opinionated, purposedriven, accesible Promotional Topic: highly focused and indepth Length: very long (>2000 words) Tone: extremely formal, neutral Research • Topic: response to an event • Length: usually short • Tone: persuasive, highly opinionated Commentary Topic: specific task Length: varies Tone: instructional, second person How to AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  9. 9. Opportunities AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  10. 10. 5. Markets Organizational Circulations LimitedCirculation Publications Internal Publications Corporate Publications Mainstream Publications AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  11. 11. Finding Assignments AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  12. 12. 6. Finding assignments A: Personal connections B: Direct pitches Reach out to existing contacts. Be familiar with the publication. Tell any editors or publishers you know that Search databases like Writer’s market. you’re available to write articles. Tell your entire network of contacts. Look for writer’s guidelines or submission guidelines. Pitch to the right person. AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  13. 13. Understanding the Article Format AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  14. 14. 7. Article Information Where will it be published? Who are my contacts? What are the deadlines? What length? What is the procedure? What is the goal? AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  15. 15. Start now! AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  16. 16. 8. Research 1 Web search Academic sources 4 3 2 Online Databases Books 5 Interviews AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  17. 17. Corrections AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  18. 18. 9. Head = headline TK = to come Kicker/Kick= Conclusion Subhead = section headline or secondary headline Dek = line below the headline Editor Jargon Lede = first sentence Nut graph = first paragraph or paragraph with the main point AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  19. 19. Some tips AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  20. 20. 10. Blank Page Syndrome Just start writing … and fix the introduction after you’re done writing Give extra attention to the conclusion Give yourself time Revise the introduction AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  21. 21. 11. Conclusion Never stop practicing AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com
  22. 22. Contact Us www.audaciousleap.com audaciousleap What length? Fb.com/audaciousleap office@audaciousleap.com AudaciousLeap | Writing Articles | office@audaciousleap.com

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