What's your favourite article writing tool(s)?

by Simo
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Hey Warriors,

I often find article writing the most difficult aspect of Internet Marketing.

What tools would you suggest to help with:

1) Writing articles from scratch (is there a way to automate this?)

2) Spinning articles & submitting to multiple directories

Is this even right way to go about it?

I look forward to hearing your advice

Thanks,

Andrew
#article #favourite #tools #writing
  • Profile picture of the author Jason Johns
    Hi Andrew,

    I use my fingers and my brain and find that works well for writing articles ... well, it did until I broke my hand and now type one handed for the next 6 weeks!

    The only easy way to write articles from scratch is to outsource them. Good quality articles need good quality writers.

    Spinning articles - lots of software. I use Artefact I think it is called to spin and a few automated submission tools including articlebot.

    Spinning an article well though takes time. It can take me 30-60 minutes to spin an article, but I'll get 50 or so high quality articles from it.

    All the best

    Jason
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  • Profile picture of the author GregtheWriter
    My two ol' hands and my keyboard are my tools of choice : )
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    Many long time article marketers swear by Dragon Naturally Speaking. This software converts your voice to text so that you can crank out the articles a lot faster.

    Article writing can seem tedious but take it slow. If you try and crank them out too fast, you will often end up with poorly flowing articles.

    Also, once your articles are published, try and get them indexed high on Google for your targeted keyword phrase. Backlinks will help you accomplish this.
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  • Profile picture of the author cbproductreviews
    My basic tool is hands and my key board then Brain, sometimes software will work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Igor Kheifets
    My best article writing tool is my head.
    The hands do the typing but it all comes
    from there.

    If you don't know what to write about, visit
    some blogs, watch some news, get some new
    material and learn.

    Enrich yourself first, so you'll have something to
    give back later.

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  • Profile picture of the author Smokey_Joe
    I seriously don't think a speech-to-text thing can simplify the writing process that much - there's so much editing to follow that if would be way more helpful to make a kind of a well-structured mindmap for the future article instead of blurting out anything that comes to your mind and then making the head or tail of it... Although brainstorming can be a great thing. It's just that you will still have to do the punching in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simo
    Thanks for sharing everyone,

    Any other tips/secrets you want to sharing for writing an article?

    Thanks,

    Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author nevillealston
    I personally like using Windows Live Writer...
    It's great for getting the job done quickly and is convenient for syncing with information on the net also!
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  • Profile picture of the author Simo
    Whats everyone's thoughts on Instant Article Wizard Pro?

    If you use this as a research tool and then modify articles (I appreciate plagirising isn't cool for humans and google)

    Cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author AndyBlackSEO
      Originally Posted by Andrew Simich View Post

      Whats everyone's thoughts on Instant Article Wizard Pro?

      If you use this as a research tool and then modify articles (I appreciate plagirising isn't cool for humans and google)

      Cheers

      As a developer of article creation apps myself I tend to buy a lot of article software as well as other IM related tools. If you were wanting IAW Pro for research purposes you are probably better with something like Answer Analyst or even Article Ideas ($15). Simply enter your keywords and the software will retrieve relevant content for you. Add them to your research window, edit, rewrite etc and you're done.

      I am going to be developing a new research app shortly which will be selling for very little, but it's going to be a while.

      Take a look at the ones I mention above as they are a one-time fee only. IAW Pro is a monthly subscription of $27. Unless of course you opt for IAW 2 which is a one time payment of $67.

      Hope that helps in some way.

      Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author Shakul
    If you just need articles for a blog or from the point of getting traffic or for autoblogs, then any article spinner software would work. Choose the one which has reviews and fits your requirements.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
    Jason Fladlien's Write an Article in 7 Minutes was a big help to me when I first started.

    For research, I like to use Elmer Hurlstone's IM Research Power Tool.

    You still have to do the thing, i.e. write the article, but both things get me pointed in the right direction.

    Cheers,
    Peggy
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    • Profile picture of the author Carlton Johnson
      Hi Andrew,

      For research I use market samurai to give me content related to my keyword that is linked to and ranked well, therefore it gives me an idea of what people want to read (not fool proof but it gives me an idea)

      Then I just structure the article and write it with tips I mostly learned from Andrew Hansen's report on "Content Speed Writing" it might have been name "Article Domination" or something similar and I got if for free with a membership I was with at the time. Using the techniques he talks about, I am able to write very quickly (plus I touch type about 55 words a minute, so that helps )

      For rewriting I use "Power article Rewriter"

      for spinning I now use a free firefox plugin called imarcos for firefox. This is a God send. I have Jack Duncan to thank for finding this tool and teaching me how to use it through some of his videos in one of his WSO's.

      You can use this tool to submit rewritten articles to hundreds of directories, with each directory getting a different version, while you do something else, like go and have a meal or watch the football on television, or enjoy some quality time with your partner.
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    • Profile picture of the author anwar001
      Originally Posted by Peggy Baron View Post

      Jason Fladlien's Write an Article in 7 Minutes was a big help to me when I first started.

      For research, I like to use Elmer Hurlstone's IM Research Power Tool.

      You still have to do the thing, i.e. write the article, but both things get me pointed in the right direction.

      Cheers,
      Peggy
      Thanks for pointing out 2 very good resources.
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  • Profile picture of the author macD231
    I think article writing is an art. It depicts all the creativeness, your innovation, thinking and imagination. I love start article writing from the very scratch. I consider this as the best you have though it a bit hard task.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Outsourcing ... I buy PLR and get need-an-article.net to rewrite them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ivan Wong
    Does anyone have a link to the Jack Duncan post on how to use iMacros? I did a search but could not find it.

    Thanks!

    Ivan
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    • Profile picture of the author Carlton Johnson
      Originally Posted by Ivan Wong View Post

      Does anyone have a link to the Jack Duncan post on how to use iMacros? I did a search but could not find it.

      Thanks!

      Ivan
      I think he does have some excellent tutorial stuff in the War room, but what I was refering to in my previous post was a WSO I bought from him, where he goes though things in detail about how to use the fire fox plugin to submit to article directories.

      I hope it is okay to post the link to his WSO here, it isn't my product after all. Anyway, heres the link:

      http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...cle-sites.html

      hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by Andrew Simich View Post

    1) Writing articles from scratch (is there a way to automate this?)
    Yes. It's called a "writer." Many of them hang around in this forum. You can find them in the Warrior Classifieds, or the Warrior Special Offers, or the Warriors For Hire, or you can just look at signatures.
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  • Profile picture of the author vpgemini
    I sometimes use Mass Aritcle Writer which is ok, but you cant beat writing your own content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ivan Wong
    Does anyone have a link to the Jack Duncan post on how to use iMacros? I did a search but could not find it.

    Thanks!

    Ivan
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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    Jack Duncan's post is probably in the War Room. He puts a lot of good stuff in there, as do others.
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  • Profile picture of the author gskesavan
    Either write the articles by yourself or outsource it. If you write them on your own you can learn many things. But if you're already experienced then you should be outsourcing them to make yourself more productive.

    I don't spin articles because I don't believe in using such tools at all. What i do is just change the title and first paragraph of my article each time before submitting to an article directory.

    Hope this helped.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    Check this one out:

    Best Article Submitter (my review)

    Not only a submitter, but it can create accounts, it has a spinner, editor, thesaurus and SEO checker built in!
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  • Profile picture of the author ProIMTools
    I do use a program called Style Writer. It's pretty cool in that it helps with grammar and writing style. I tend to write 400 word sentences that really should be 10 sentences. Or I'll shift from 3rd party perspective to talking direct, and on and on. But this program has been helpful. I write everything in Word and use spell check.

    Another program similar is called White Smoke, but I have never used it. Maybe some on here has and could shed some light on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author emjei
    Surf for more information that will add your knowledge..watch the daily news to know what's new in your surroundings..but first must have hands to type in the keyboard...lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Amenda Jessera
    Yups, I used to write articles from the scratch. Sometimes, just re-write
    However, I do hve a library at home, so, get more ideas from books and write new things. Then I used to submit my articles to about 20-25 article directories which are having good traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hamish Jones
    I guess it is my university studies shining through, but I prefer old fashioned research techniques and straight up writing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr McDonald
    My wife..... She won't listen to me babble on so i write my articles instead....
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