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How to Write the Perfect Article

Aug 18, 2007
Some of us, from a very early age, are determined to make it in the writing field. While some like the idea of freelancing and traveling the world to track down the hard-hitting stories for various publications, others enjoy the vision of themselves holed up in quiet, secluded cabins writing a Pulitzer Prize winning novel as the snow gently drifts down from the mountains outside. And then. . . reality sets in. You graduate from college and a newspaper internship is about the best you can do. Then you get married, start raising your family, and you get farther away from that original dream that you once had.

Face it, we have all been there. But even if your life does not now afford you the luxury of chasing down stories in Paris or provide you the luxury of getting away from it all in your cabin in the woods, typing away at your manuscripts, there are other ways to incorporate writing into your everyday life, and a great way to do that is to provide articles for different websites and companies.

Granted, this may not have been your initial idea of what you want to be when you grow up; however, it is fun, you get to research many different interesting topics, and it keeps the creative juices flowing.

But, not just any old article will do. You have to be on your toes, and make your articles not just good, but GREAT. You have to make the reader continue, keep him hooked so that the site for whom you are creating material will see increased interest in her site or sites, and will persist with wanting you to provide the written material.

Article writing can be quite lucrative. But there are things that you, the writer, must do to keep the reader and viewer of the site locked in. First, as previously stated, in order for you to create the perfect article you must get the reader hooked; that is, you must provide just enough to keep him or her reading and wanting to find out more. You should tap into the specific interests of the site for whom you are writing and really know your stuff. Webmasters want clear and concise information on their websites, not just filler.

Make your article as interesting as possible, not just a droll 12th grade term paper. Enliven your topic with some humor and sayings that can make it relatable for anyone of all interests and ages. And above all, the perfect article for an information website should be rather brief. It has been found that web readers typically do not like to look at a page and see nothing but endless text. If you break your writing down into shorter, manageable paragraphs, readership is sure to flourish.

Finally, making an article great, even perfect, is more than just using SAT vocabulary words and marathon-length sentences. It is about taking pride and ownership of your writing, and trying your utmost to provide the very best for the readers of the websites. Take an interest in your topics, do your research thoroughly, and you are sure to have a hit. Some topics you will like better than others, but always remember that at the end of the day, that article can be attributed to you. And we all are out there to make our articles not just good, but readable, catchy, and perfect!
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