Resources for writing articles?

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Was wondering what are some good resources for learning the art of writing good articles. Maybe I am over thinking this.... lol

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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi M,

    Problogger.net is a fine resource for writing.

    Jeff Goins runs a solid blogging blog.

    Some guy who Blogs from Paradise - and talks about himself and his zany travel stories, and relates them to blogging - may also be able to help you write articles.

    Also, writing, at least 500 to 1000 words daily will improve your writing skills.

    Figure out why you're writing, tie the reason to some freeing driver and you can't help but to really rock it out with your articles. One note though; I'd buy domain and hosting to go with a self hosted Wordpress blog. Brand you, be forward thinking and grow your online business from a professional space.

    Onward and upward!

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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Batt
    I think you are probably overthinking it, I found that the more effort I put into learning how to write articles - the less positive the feedback on the articles I was writing was and when I went back into just writing my articles in a natural way - the more people liked them!

    If you really need some help with your writing Sophie Lizards Be a Freelance Blogger website is pretty good, it's mainly focused on the business of freelance blogging but also has some good resources on writing itself especially on the forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Probably the best resource: just search for WF posts here written by Alexa Smith.

    Tom
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    • Profile picture of the author Khemosabi
      Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

      Probably the best resource: just search for WF posts here written by Alexa Smith.

      Tom
      If only she were here.......

      But, to the OP, yes, Tom (GRM) is spot on, search out Alexa's posts. Also, do a good bit of reading from some of the senior warriors here. Study their style of writing.

      Good luck!!

      ~ Theresa
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  • Profile picture of the author slammer81
    Write on one day, review on the following day. An old tip that works for me.

    We use two different parts of the brain : one when we create, another when we critically edit.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
      Originally Posted by slammer81 View Post

      Write on one day, review on the following day. An old tip that works for me.

      We use two different parts of the brain : one when we create, another when we critically edit.
      This.

      I use a very similar technique when writing novels or screenplays; I just wait a little longer before review. I'll pump out the first draft and then throw it in a drawer for 2 or 3 months. When you return to the work, it's like reading someone else's work. Much easier, then, to critique.

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  • Profile picture of the author QueenMelanie
    how I write an article about a topic i previously was uneducated about

    1. Download simple highlighter plugin for chrome
    2. Open wikipedia article on your topic.
    3. Read it in full
    4. Skim back over and "highlight" the key points
    5. Find 2 or 3 articles on the same topic
    6. Read & highlight relevant points
    7. Understand what i've read
    8. Write article based on your wikepdia highlights and 2 other articles.
    9. Never plagiarise, theres a difference between basing off another article, and straight out copying them

    This works, and you should feel good for learning a new topic in full also!

    Good luck on your writing career, if you can be a quality writer, the world can be your oyster, trust me
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  • Profile picture of the author Leadsupply
    Article is becoming a popular profession. It i really important to know how to write a article. Read articles on different sites about article writing. You can watch few videos on Youtube. It is also helpful. You may also use some article writing tools like Time4Writing. It provides a multitude of writing tools to assist parents, teachers, and students. These tools will help parents and teachers who are teaching how to write, and will help students learning how to write. You can browse the free writing resources on related writing topics that will show how to write an introduction, how to write a conclusion, and everything in between.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by MEDALLOKUYA View Post

    Was wondering what are some good resources for learning the art of writing good articles. Maybe I am over thinking this.... lol

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    I always got a lot of use from going to Ezine Articles and looking up some highly reputable Authors and just reading some of their Articles.

    - Robert Andrew
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      I always got a lot of use from going to Ezine Articles and looking up some highly reputable Authors and just reading some of their Articles.

      - Robert Andrew
      Great advice, too. It's like anything in life: if you want to be the best, you learn from the best.

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  • Profile picture of the author dodomat
    I think ezinearticles.com .is the best place to learn how to write high quality article . and there is tons of articles you can read
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Speaking of Ezine Articles, no one mentioned their training which seems to be okay but I haven't looked at it in a long time. Probably time for a refresher. EzineArticles Training


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  • Profile picture of the author oghenk
    Try to visit the writersdigest.com
    Here, you can learn everything you need to know about virtually any writing topic and genre.
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  • Profile picture of the author CPABeyondNetwork
    Just write bunch of articles everyday, if you are native English speaker all you need to do is write. English is not my first language but few months ago I needed some articles and at first it was a bit difficult but after I wrote like 20k+ words my writings skills REALLY improved, it all comes down to practice.

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  • Profile picture of the author CurtisSWN
    Get right to the point, be direct and know what are the key in your reader's mind that you must address.
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  • Profile picture of the author jkrimmel
    I agree with the previous suggestions of (1) practicing writing daily and (2) using your own voice. Don't feel compelled to change your voice, or invent a new one, just because it seems to be more proper or acceptable.

    You convey your passion most effectively in your natural voice. Practice writing in that voice, and you'll more easily overcome writer's block and engage your readers more deeply.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    heheheh... Your not over-thinking this. It happens to the best of us.. :-) best tip for you. Just look at all of the awesome content already for inspiration. And just write. Don't think about it. Just do it. And proofread and spell check after you have written your base article. It's the way I learn anyway...
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