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  1. 1. ==== ====For great article writing tips and free video series check ====Youre ready to start writing articles to use in an article directory, ezine, blog or website to promoteyour online business. You position your fingers over the keyboard, ready to type. But then, ithappens. Your mind goes blank. Suddenly you cant think of a word to say.Dont panic; this does not have to be the dreaded writers block. Its probably just a case of lack ofplanning for your article writing session.Writing articles can be fun, enjoyable and a way to effectively promote your online presence. Justbecause you sit before your keyboard confused about what to write it does not mean youll neverbe able to write an effective article. No excuses okay? Instead, use these five tips to get thatarticle out of your head and onto the paper to increase your online marketing success.1. Plan your article before sitting down.Plan your article before sitting down at the keyboard to type. Take the time to put your initialthoughts about what you want to write about on paper. In fact, some people write best with a penand paper while others can sit and type out the words. Learn your best way of getting yourthoughts down and stick with that when planning your article.2. Write about what you already know.This is not the time to come up with brand new ideas. Instead, push out an article based on theinformation you already have in your professional knowledge. What can you write about the topicof your information product? What is the theme of your website? What exciting insight do you haveto share about the business you are in? This is what you want the theme of your article to be. Talkabout what you know. That will give strength to the writing. The reader will be able to sense thatyou really understand what you are talking about.3. Go to quality, not quantityWhen I taught undergraduate college students, one of their regular questions about a writingassignment was "How many words does this writing have to be?" I always told them, dont worryabout the quantity, worry about the quality. When you start to think about writing a long piece, youcan freeze up. Who can write well while being worried about reaching a long word count limit?Once you have the topic that you want to write about, you will be surprised how much you know.You can learn to write a good article of at least 200 to 300 words very quickly with practice. Asecret to doing this is to think about the reader when you write. For instance, when you read anarticle, do you care if its up to a few hundred words or do you care more it if has the informationyou need? You care about the information, right? Sometimes, you can deliver the content needed
  2. 2. in a very few words. So write with a focus on the quality of information provided, not the wordcount.4. Develop a list formatOne of the easiest ways to get an article out is to write in a list format. That is, make a list of whatyou know instead of writing in paragraph formats. This works particularly well if you are notaccustomed to article writing. You might be more technically oriented, working with facts andfigures. Find a way to maintain what is comfortable for you in putting words on paper whenproducing your articles. For example, write a list of five things you know about the topic you wantto write. Now, under each listing, put a few sentences of explanation. Write an introduction andconclusion and you have a basic article.5. Develop the title, introduction, and conclusionWrite the title for your article first. Now look at it. Does it make sense to you? Does it inspire you towrite? If not, change the title. The article belongs to you. No one sees it until you present it to theworld. When you think that you cant change the direction for the article, it will make you hesitantto put anything on paper. The more you hesitate, the more stuck youll be. Just get the words onthe paper, and dont reject those quirky, off the wall titles that come to you when youre doingsome self-brainstorming. These might be the triggers you need to get started. Work with the titleuntil you know it says what you need to write on and start in with the rest of the article.With these five points, you can now go back to getting ready to write that article for your onlinemarketing. Get your fingers ready again and start writing. Once you begin writing articles, you willfind that it comes easier the second time, then the third, and so on.Consuelo Meux, Ph.D. coaches professional and executive women to build the confidence andcommunication skills to start and grow a small business that generates elegance and financialfreedom. Get a free business plan template, resources and other support at her website. Enjoymonthly teleclasses on Communication Skills for Successful Business Women for only $9.95 amonth. Private fast track coaching is available for the woman who is ready to move into hersuccess - fast. http://www.consuelomeux.comArticle Source:
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