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How To Write An Article In 15 Minutes

Oct 12, 2007
It is 3:00 as I sit down to write this article off the top of my head. So how am I going to write an informative article that is not just full of empty words?

That is the easy part. I know what I want to write about. I know that I want to tell my audience how to write an article in a short period of time. It is not intended to cover a particular article topic per se other than demonstrating how I am going to write an article in 15 minutes. It is intended to help you to understand how simple the approach is.

First, as I have done here, decide what you want to write about. In my case, I have decided that I want to write about how to write an article in 15 minutes. So, that is my article topic and it is also my article title. It is now 3:06.

Then I want to introduce the main idea of this article. I have done this by first introducing the whole point of this article in the opening summary. I also used the brief description to indicate that you should approach writing the article like a puzzle. When I was a kid, I sifted through the 5,000 piece cardboard puzzle box to find the straight pieces and ends. Once I completed the framework, I worked my way inwards. The concept is similar. It is now 3:08.

As I start to work inwards, metaphorically speaking, I am able to provide a good example of how to approach the logistics of writing an article quickly. Again, it is not about a particle article topic as much as how to write one quickly.

All you need to know is what you want to share with your audience. Do not get hung up on every little word. Pretend you are in a chat room. You can proof later. I am not saying that you can write, proofread, and distribute the article in 15 minutes. This article is only about writing an article in 15 minutes. If you are not able to think off the top of your head and type very quickly as I can, then do some preliminary research on a topic and then do what I am doing. Sit down and bang it out. You can always fine-tune the article afterwards. But at least you will cover the groundwork. It is now 3:12.

To make any article interesting, you should keep things short and to the point. Keep your sentences brief and communicate in a down to earth, conversational tone to keep the reader engaged. No one likes a snobby person. At the same time, share your knowledge and leave the reader with a feeling that they learned something and did not waste 15 minutes of their time reading your article. It is now 3:14.

Thank you for joining me in this quick writing exercise. I hope my demonstration has made an impact on you and has inspired you to write quickly and confidently. It is now 3:15. I will proofread now before sending this off.

P.S. I spent an additional five minutes adding a few words here and there. But, I was able to get 98% of the article written in the allotted time that I set for myself. Build up your skills like a bodybuilder does. First set an hour for yourself and then reduce your time limit as your gain the skills you need.
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