Thursday, March 5, 2009

Article Writing - 4 Easy Tips to Help You to Write Well

By Angela Booth

Writing articles is a great way to make money online, and it can be very profitable. But how do you write well, so that your articles get read? Here are four tips to help you to write well.

1. Use Mind Maps

Mind maps are a powerful tool to help you to improve your writing. When you create a mind map before you start writing, you'll ensure that your articles flow logically. All writing tends to morph as you write. Glancing at your mind map occasionally ensures that you stay on track.

2. Your First Draft Is Your "Anything" Draft

Professional writers never worry about their writing. They know that anything they write can be fixed. They know that it's just a matter of writing, and shaping that writing, until the writing does what they want it to do. Your confidence in writing articles will grow with every article you write, and so will your ability.

Therefore, accept whatever comes for your first draft. It's only a draft, so write quickly, and refuse to edit until you've completed the draft.

3. Consider Your Audience and the Response You Want

Before you start to write, consider your reader. What do you want him or her to do as a result of reading your article?

If you're using an article for article marketing for example, you want your readers to click the links in the resource box. The more relevant your article is to those readers, the more clicks you will get. In addition, if you've targeted your audience carefully, the readers will do what you want them to do when they get to the landing page that they clicked to from the resource box.

4. Separate Writing and Editing

Writing and editing your writing require two completely different mind states. Writing is creative, while editing is logical. Writing articles in batches, and then editing them on another day, ensures maximum productivity. Try it.

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