Here’s a great article writing tip that my 4th grade son is using to learn how to write essays (and it applies to articles, lenses, hubs, and knols perfectly):
Write your article like you’re building a cheeseburger, with the “buns” being 2-3 sentences each and the tomato, lettuce, and cheese being a paragraph – about 4-5 sentences each.
Top Bun – introduction to the topic of about 2-3 sentences. An overview.
Tomato – Point #1
Lettuce – Point #2
Cheese – Point #3
BEEF - Point #4
Bottom Bun – A summarization of what they just read, reiterating the three above points.
So lets look at an example:
Top Bun – an introduction about how marketers can make money online using Squidoo in four ways.
Tomato – Co-op revenue; using modules to make money in a shared state with Squidoo
Lettuce – Affiliate sales you can make with text and image links on Squidoo
Cheese - Direct Sales you can make promoting freelance services or info products that you own.
[b]BEEF[/] – Lens flipping, which is allowed
Bottom Bun – anyone can use these four methods free of charge to make money on Squidoo
If you use the cheeseburger as your outline template, it helps – especially for those who sit and struggle in front of the screen not knowing how to properly organize an article’s content.
If you're using this strategy on a lens, hub, or knol, just make each one its own individual module and lengthen it a bit from what an article would be!