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Writing Short Articles Is Easy

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Summary:
Short article writing is as not as difficult as you think. No, it is not
a daunting task if you know what to do. Just remember that when you
write, the important thing is that you catch your reader’s attention.
You must make them want to read what you wrote. Here are the tips that
you can follow when writing your article?

You and Your Readers

Grab you reader’s attention. Remember that at first glance your title
must reflect the benefit they would receive from readi...


Keywords:
writing,articles


Article Body:
Short article writing is as not as difficult as you think. No, it is not
a daunting task if you know what to do. Just remember that when you
write, the important thing is that you catch your reader’s attention.
You must make them want to read what you wrote. Here are the tips that
you can follow when writing your article?

You and Your Readers

Grab you reader’s attention. Remember that at first glance your title
must reflect the benefit they would receive from reading your article.
Writing compelling titles is an art itself. It must have pizzazz and it
must sizzle by itself. You must create a title that will grab your
reader’s attention and hold it. Do not be afraid to be outrageous even.
Your introductory words or paragraph must tell your readers how reading
your article will help them out or improve them. It must be formatted in
such a way that when your readers scan your article, it would be viewed
as a light, easy and interesting reading. How do you ensure that your
article is easy to scan? Use bullets, headings, sub-headings, numbered
lists, and steps.

Talk to your reader. Learn to be specific in your purpose and narrow
down your article to its exact target audience. Make sure that your
articles will be understood by varied audience regardless of their age,
educational background or race. Connect to your reader as a friend,
giving him an advice. Make your article friendly.

You and Your Topics

Prepare an outline. Writing would be easier also if you have an outline
on hand. Determine the number of paragraphs you would like your article
to have, your outline headings and sub points for each heading. Your
outline headings must not vary from the main topic of the article but
must be supportive of the main heading. Your subtopics for each outline
headings must be related to the main heading and to each outline heading.

Take note that your article should be concise, informative and
interesting. Do not write lengthy paragraphs that would bore your
reader. Keep it short and readable. You can give examples, but make
sure that they are short. It is also important to write simple sentences
and use words that are understandable to almost any reader. Use the
simplest words. Avoid using words which are very technical except when
it is really necessary. Use words of direct and powerful actions and
expressions. Use active voice in writing sentences. This would be more
positive in impression. Do not include unnecessary or excessive words.

Be informative and substantive. Your article must be practical and
valuable. You must do your research to make sure that your article will
come out like you really know what you are talking about. Avoid lengthy
idioms, analogies, quotes, anecdotes, and stories, but if you must give
an example, make it short. This will ensure that your reader will get
the information while appealing to their emotions. Your readers want
information and definite summary of the whole article. It is this way
that they will connect with you.

								
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