how to develop article writting skills

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pls i need advise on how to develop article writting skills so that i can write a good blog post
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  • Profile picture of the author GforceSage
    The first step is to learn proper grammar and sentence structure. Many writers don't get their articles fully read because of the bad impression they make somewhere in their writing.

    Practice by finding an article you like and see if you can rewrite it in your own words. Make sure it still maintains it's meaning and sounds fully literate while being grammatically correct.

    Also, use words properly while using a variation of words to make your writing more interesting.
    A dictionary and thesaurus are important tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler Hall
    If you have some money to spend formal education is never a bad idea. Some people thrive under a structured learning environment. A basic creative writing class probably wouldn't cost you more then $150. You could probably get a basic "certificate" for less then $500. It surely would dramatically increase your writing abilities.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    The absolute best way to become good at writing is to practice, practice, practice.
    Write every day. Choose topics you like to start with and then to ones you don't know about. Vary the lengths of articles. Then practice some more.
    Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author heavysm
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      The absolute best way to become good at writing is to practice, practice, practice.
      Write every day. Choose topics you like to start with and then to ones you don't know about. Vary the lengths of articles. Then practice some more.
      Good luck.
      Pretty much this.

      Read a ton and write a ton. Sit and write for an hour a day (or more if you can manage it) and develop that as a habit. Read as much as you can within your market so you have ideas regarding what to write. Both will become habits once done consistently.

      That's really the only way to get better in practical terms. There isn't really a shortcut to enhancing your writing skills. This is just something you develop over time.
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      • Profile picture of the author TheGMa
        Originally Posted by heavysm View Post

        Pretty much this.

        Read a ton and write a ton. Sit and write for an hour a day (or more if you can manage it) and develop that as a habit. Read as much as you can within your market so you have ideas regarding what to write. Both will become habits once done consistently.

        That's really the only way to get better in practical terms. There isn't really a shortcut to enhancing your writing skills. This is just something you develop over time.

        You nailed it, and so did everyone else.

        Walexy, if you do not have time to study, get pen and paper and copy at least one article about writing per day, word for word. Unlike using a keyboard, your hand communicates directly with your head and vice versa. Nothing replaces the special communication our minds have with our hand moving a pen.

        Proof what you have written against the original article. The more often you do this with different articles about writing, the fewer mistakes you will see.

        Result:

        You will learn a great deal
        You will improve your English skills
        You will improve your spelling and grammar

        HOWEVER, even if you become a great writer, use the grammar, spelling, and punctuation tools available. There's always some little thing we miss, no matter how good we are.

        - Annie
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    • Profile picture of the author Onelfri
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      The absolute best way to become good at writing is to practice, practice, practice.
      Write every day. Choose topics you like to start with and then to ones you don't know about. Vary the lengths of articles. Then practice some more.
      Good luck.
      This is it right here and,

      two words: Study Journalism.

      What a lot of new bloggers don't understand is that blogging or article writing came from journalism. There are a few short rules of journalism that equally apply to rules of copywriting.

      A lot cheaper to learn from a journalist.

      Use the Hemingwayapp.com for reference. Write for the web. People scan a lot. Use great headlines. Short sentences. NO FLUFF.

      If you can hold a reader's attention then write all you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author nmwf
    How about buying a book on the topic? Or perusing one of the thousands of websites on the subject? Everyone I know always recommends https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/1/1/
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  • Profile picture of the author rosario1990
    Before writing on any of the topic you need to know about that subject well. Must have good idea and also proper grammar is important to write. You should have the quality for making sentence.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    One tip I read a long time about copywriting will work for improving article writing, also.

    Pickup a tablet (you know..the old fashioned paper kind) and a pen. Start re-writing good articles by hand, paying attention to how they are punctuated, formatted, what words are used, etc..

    With repetition you will start using those same styles in your writing.

    Bonus Tip: If you can, sign up for TextBroker and write articles for pay. Their editorial/review staff will critique your writing and give you hints on how to improve. Also, they have a series of training sessions for writers you can go through to improve your writing skills.
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  • Profile picture of the author zeblackhat
    Go to google.com and type, "Grammar Checker' after you have completed your article then you will see a list. Just select any one of them, then copy and paste your article to the one you have selected. Click the "check", button. Your work will be scanned for errors and the mistakes you made will show up on the screen. Next, click the "Correction" button. Your work will be corrected automatically. In order for you to find a good topic to write about, you will need to do some research and a bit of reading. Never, copy other people work, but always use your own words.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by walexy007 View Post

    pls i need advise on how to develop article writting skills so that i can write a good blog post
    Learn proper grammar and syntax, and develop your vocabulary. A halfway-decent writer that actually cared about how his writing was perceived by others wouldn't have written his original post in the manner in which you did. I'm not saying that to be mean. It's just that people that consider themselves to be writers are really into stuff like that.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    First of all you have to improve your English skill and knowledge. You can also follow these tips for improving your writing skill.
    Be a Good Reader
    Be Simple
    Complete your articles in various stages
    Write in a Distraction Free Location
    Go smoothly
    Research well before Writing
    Give yourself a specific amount of time
    Note down your research
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  • Profile picture of the author Andre Slater
    Study people who write good articles.

    Go to Article sites and study those...

    Write articles everyday.

    Write articles for other people. There are sites like iwriter where you can write for others for practice.

    Write about something you know.
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  • Profile picture of the author GelidMind
    The best way is to write daily. Make sure you are proof reading you posts and getting someone else to proof read for you.

    You can also take classes on effective writing if you have the funds for it or search the net and learn some things on your own. You can pretty much find anything on the net you need to solve a problem. All depends on the effort you are willing to put in.

    Learning some copywriting skills can definitely go a long way. You can check out some PLR sites and subscribe or utilize the free stuff they offer.

    All in all the more you practice the better you will get if you put in the required effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author dee4d
    After getting the basics - You will definitely need to learn how to write a good article, just write. And write. You will develop this skill. For you to keep on writing, you need to be passionate about your niche. This is what will keep you moving.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jackson Tan
    Keep writing, writing, writing, writing and writing. and most importantly develop your own style of writing..

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by walexy007 View Post

    pls i need advise on how to develop article writting skills so that i can write a good blog post
    I am truly not trying to sound like a jerk but even when you write in here do it diligently.

    i.e do not use abbreviations like "pls"

    In every venue you enter ( yes even WF) , try practicing your writing like it is a very professional piece of diatribe


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  • Profile picture of the author helennsmith
    First of all you should focus your grammar. After that you can easily improve your article writing skill. Nothing is impossible. A few years ago I was very poor in English. Then I used grammar check for sentence. After using that tool I improve both my grammar and writing skill.
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  • Profile picture of the author cookiesfromhome
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    For writing Article you should be good at English.Use target keywords of your website and create quality content.
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  • Profile picture of the author BradCarroll
    Read the kind of articles you want to write. Read other things, too. Read read read and THEN write write write and then read some more.

    And...don't forget to read!

    People say good writing is mostly re-writing. I say bullshit: It's mostly reading!

    Read.
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by theateamraj View Post

      Subject choose is the main things to write an article. Than you must need to know the basic knowledge about your subject. Originally for writing good article you read more and more.
      Half past nine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Read ...

    1. On Writing Well by William Zinsser
    2. The Elements Style by Strunk & White (Get FREE here!)


    -Ray Edwards
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Follow Ray's suggestion and you'll get far.

      You can also get your hands on some college Composition course description and read and do the exercises in whatever books they use.

      Originally Posted by Raydal View Post

      Read ...

      1. On Writing Well by William Zinsser
      2. The Elements Style by Strunk & White (Get FREE here!)


      -Ray Edwards
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  • Profile picture of the author Omarkenawy
    Read as much as you can, the professional writers are always reading on a regular basis so that they can develop their writing skills.
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  • Profile picture of the author fin
    I agree with reading.

    How can you learn inside a vacuum?
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    The best book on writing that I've come across is Writing and Thinking: A Handbook of Composition...Writing and Thinking: A Handbook of Composition...

    An exceptional book.

    Another good one is Turn Your Words Into Traffic: Finally! the Secret...Turn Your Words Into Traffic: Finally! the Secret...

    However, these will only be helpful if you're prepared to practice writing a lot, as others have already pointed out. You can't read these books and wake up the next day as a great writer.
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  • Profile picture of the author msalambrothers33
    Originally Posted by walexy007 View Post

    pls i need advise on how to develop article writting skills so that i can write a good blog post
    If you would like to be expert in a language, you must have to know the vocabulary & grammar of that language. Beside the language you need to have the clear expression of the niche. Such as if you would like to write about the technology, you must have a clear idea about the Technology. Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      And, knowing all of that, you can still be a crappy and/or boring writer.

      Originally Posted by msalambrothers33 View Post

      If you would like to be expert in a language, you must have to know the vocabulary & grammar of that language. Beside the language you need to have the clear expression of the niche. Such as if you would like to write about the technology, you must have a clear idea about the Technology. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Start with a template pack and emulate style and structure of those articles. You can pick some up at EzineArticles website.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnlagoudakis
    Hi Walexy007,

    One bit of advice that I can give to you is to be conversational in your approach.

    Don't be formal. That's boring!

    Write as if you're talking to one of your best friends. Be yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author violet0176
    Take a college level English class or two. You will have to write papers which will teach you to comprehend, write and think critically.
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    • Profile picture of the author rosario1990
      Originally Posted by violet0176 View Post

      Take a college level English class or two. You will have to write papers which will teach you to comprehend, write and think critically.
      1 or 2 classes are well enough?
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  • Profile picture of the author rosario1990
    Basically need to learn grammar properly to write good content. Also need to research well about the topic you're going to write about.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    If you are unsure how to structure your articles, http://shop.ezinearticles.com/ sells affordable article templates that can help you with your structured messages.

    However, as others have repeatedly mentioned; read a lot, and practice writing often.

    More importantly, learn to 'communicate' your written messages in a manner befitting to your audiences needs, wants, and desires.

    I have considered taking a few courses myself, and http://awaionline.com often has workshops.

    You may also want to dive into Content Marketing Solutions from Copyblogger - they have 20 or so free ebooks centrally focused on writing web content, and copywriting techniques that put a huge emphasis on creating strong 'calls-to-action' - such as lead generation, presells, sales copy, and marketing related writing styles.

    Research (read a lot), practice, and write with passion.

    Or

    You can always 'outsource' it, and pay others to create your content if all else fails.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by walexy007 View Post

      pls i need advise on how to develop article writting skills so that i can write a good blog post
      I'm going to go with those above who suggested that you begin by improving on all of your online communications.

      Capital letters at the beginning of sentences. No pls, it's please.

      "Writing" is misspelled. The editor here on the forum shows you this immediately with a red line under it. When you don't spell something right, open a new tab in your browser and type it into the search bar to find the right spelling. Then put that in your post.

      The letter "I" is always in caps when it is about you.

      End your sentences with a period.

      Consider every thing you write everywhere to be an exercise. If you start applying the rules in everything you write, the blog post writing will just come naturally.

      PS: Just caught myself in a typo while typing this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_case
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  • Profile picture of the author DrForum
    Originally Posted by walexy007 View Post

    pls i need advise on how to develop article writting skills so that i can write a good blog post
    You first have to identify the niche of the posts. This will help you in researching for the facts about a topic. After that, be able to write is a communicating tone as if you are talking to the reader directly. Make sure that the structure of the post is simple and flows very well. Use grammarly or any other grammar tools just to make sure that you are having good punctuation and sentence structure. If you are using wordpress, then search and install a plugin called yoast SEO, it will help you optimize the post based on your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author DrForum
    Originally Posted by walexy007 View Post

    pls i need advise on how to develop article writting skills so that i can write a good blog post
    You first have to identify the niche of the posts. This will help you in researching for the facts about a topic. After that, be able to write is a communicating tone as if you are talking to the reader directly. Make sure that the structure of the post is simple and flows very well. Use grammarly or any other grammar tools just to make sure that you are having good punctuation and sentence structure. If you are using wordpress, then search and install a plugin called yoast SEO, it will help you optimize the post based on your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by walexy007 View Post

    pls i need advise on how to develop article writting skills so that i can write a good blog post
    Start with third grade capitalization and punctuation.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivanadee
    You need to learn more about grammar and of course, read article in article directory. Choose one format that you like, follow it and at the end, by having more practices,you will find your own style. It needs time but once you master it, you may generate money from offering your writing skill
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  • Profile picture of the author texsumaiya
    If you would like to be a good writer, you must have some skills in the field of Language & Niche. Such as if you would like to write in the English language, you must know how write an error free writing in the English Language. Beside the language, you must have a good Idea about the Niche. Suppose, you will write about MOBILE, so you need to be well-known about the Mobile. Thanks a lot.
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