how to write a good article within 60 minutes?

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Hi, I am not a very good writer. What can I do to create a good article within 1 hour? Thank you very much!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alast
    I don't know why you're giving yourself a time limit. Just write an article - it might take longer or it might take a shorter amount of time. It depends on your knowledge, experience, passion, and the length of the article. Learn how to create a good article first, and then continue writing until it comes naturally.
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    • Profile picture of the author christophercuna
      I have been writing articles daily. I can tell you this, if you keep researching and practicing writing for a niche. It will come to you naturally.

      But if you really want a habit to practice on, I'll tell you how I write articles. It's mostly dependent on what you specialize on (the faster it takes for you to research) but I generally time myself for 30 minutes. 30 minutes for researching, writing a draft, and occasionally editing.

      Is 30 minutes really enough? It depends on how much you know about the topic. But writing a draft should not take you more than 30 minutes. You should always close your doors when writing a draft. (no nitpicking or thinking of readers) You can take as much as you want editing the content like adding adding more ideas, fixing grammatical and spelling problems and so on.
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      • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
        Originally Posted by christophercuna View Post

        You should always close your doors when writing a draft. (no nitpicking or thinking of readers)
        This doors business was something prescribed in Stephen King's On Writing, wasn't it? Write with the door shut and rewrite with it open, or something?

        A good one, that. Gleaned a few nuggets from it and found it thoroughly interesting overall. A revisit is long overdue.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    Originally Posted by Nieve Lee View Post

    Hi, I am not a very good writer. What can I do to create a good article within 1 hour? Thank you very much!
    It's more important you structure your articles properly, and provide useful information, over that of speed. However, if you have a structured outline, it can make the process much faster.

    My suggestion, you can sign up for a FREE account at ezinearticles.com

    Once you have set up your free account, simply scroll down to the bottom of the page, you'll see a tab > Library > Training Series ... there you find some great article templates and guides to help you structure your articles. They also have videos, and audio files to assist you in developing your writing skills.

    There are several types of articles, and they all vary in layout, so it's probably best you start there, plus, you can see how top writers create informative content.

    All the Best,

    Art
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    • Profile picture of the author SunnyDelight
      Originally Posted by art72 View Post

      It's more important you structure your articles properly, and provide useful information, over that of speed. However, if you have a structured outline, it can make the process much faster.

      My suggestion, you can sign up for a FREE account at ezinearticles.com

      Once you have set up your free account, simply scroll down to the bottom of the page, you'll see a tab > Library > Training Series ... there you find some great article templates and guides to help you structure your articles. They also have videos, and audio files to assist you in developing your writing skills.

      There are several types of articles, and they all vary in layout, so it's probably best you start there, plus, you can see how top writers create informative content.

      All the Best,

      Art
      This is a great piece of information you've given. I had NO clue about the templates. Thank you so much!
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    • Profile picture of the author cindypark
      Originally Posted by art72 View Post

      It's more important you structure your articles properly, and provide useful information, over that of speed. However, if you have a structured outline, it can make the process much faster.

      My suggestion, you can sign up for a FREE account at ezinearticles.com

      Once you have set up your free account, simply scroll down to the bottom of the page, you'll see a tab > Library > Training Series ... there you find some great article templates and guides to help you structure your articles. They also have videos, and audio files to assist you in developing your writing skills.

      There are several types of articles, and they all vary in layout, so it's probably best you start there, plus, you can see how top writers create informative content.

      All the Best,

      Art
      this is good info for me.im not a good writer but i am eager to learn it.thanks for posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author GJG
    I prefer to use a heading skeleton approach.

    It can be too tedious, and often ineffective, to start at sentence 1 and write your way through to the last sentence.

    Instead I like to start with 5 or 6 topic headings (based on my keyword research). Then while doing my article research, as soon as I find some ideas that I would like to discuss, I jump to the relevant topic heading in my article and add some points. You will find point form can better ensure that you are using your own words in the end when you flesh it out.

    Once my research is complete (and I have points under each heading) then I take a heading section at a time and elaborate on each of its points. At this stage, I would just let the ideas flow, not worrying too much about expression.

    Once all heading sections have been expanded, I print out the article, move away from the computer and use a pen to edit and make notes of improvements on the printout. I return to the computer to enter my corrections and expression improvements.

    I usually take a brief break (or work on another task) and then check it once more before publishing.

    Everyone has a different approach but I find this one works for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author christophercuna
      Originally Posted by GJG View Post

      I prefer to use a heading skeleton approach.

      It can be too tedious, and often ineffective, to start at sentence 1 and write your way through to the last sentence.

      Instead I like to start with 5 or 6 topic headings (based on my keyword research). Then while doing my article research, as soon as I find some ideas that I would like to discuss, I jump to the relevant topic heading in my article and add some points. You will find point form can better ensure that you are using your own words in the end when you flesh it out.

      Once my research is complete (and I have points under each heading) then I take a heading section at a time and elaborate on each of its points. At this stage, I would just let the ideas flow, not worrying too much about expression...

      ...I usually take a brief break (or work on another task) and then check it once more before publishing.

      Everyone has a different approach but I find this one works for me.
      This is how I do mine as well, while timing myself. I think this is one of the fastest approach you can take when writing articles.

      You can research the whole subject first and finally make in-depth research on the important points you've listed. You can even find new ideas! I don't usually print my work (this one takes too much time for me), but it's best to take a break and refresh your mind before making final revisions on an article.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeRemington
    Let me see if I can give you a few tips that you can implement. First off, you have to have a plan on what you want to write about.

    There are several types of article templates that you can use. Here are a few of the most popular.

    The "How To" Article
    Example: How to write an article in 5 easy steps
    The "Review" Article
    Example: The #1 thing you must know before buying ____
    The "Tips" Article
    Example: The top 10 tips to ____
    Cool? Now I'll take the example of a "How to" Article and give you the structure of how that could be written

    Intro: Tell them what you're going to tell them

    -- Article Opening Example:
    [Specific Problem your reader has: Writing quality unique articles on a consistent basis] is a huge problem for [The reader who has this specific problem: both newbies and experienced writers alike.]

    However the good thing is that you don't have to struggle with [Description of the specific problem: staring at a blank page any longer] once you know [Description of how to solve the specific problem: how to come up with an endless stream of ideas, and have a simple format to putting those ideas onto paper.]

    And that's exactly what you're about to learn in this [article, video, report, etc.].

    So let's dig right in and go over the first thing you should know about writing quality unique articles with ease...

    One of the easiest and most popular opening paragraphs is to tell the reader what you're about to tell them. So that would be step 1.

    Step 1: Tell them what you're about to tell them.
    Now that you told the reader what you were going to tell them it's now time to give them what you promised them. So in this case I'm laying out a step by step plan to write an article.
    Step 2: Tell them what they need to know in short easy to follow steps.
    You see how I'm both teaching you how to write an article and at the same time giving you a live example of what that may look like? Pretty cool right?
    I also told you above that I would give you an endless stream of ideas right? Ok, so here are 5 idea generators to get your writing juices flowing.
    1. Answer Frequently Asked Questions
    2. Compare and Contrast two ideas
    3. Create a Checklist
    4. Review a Product or Service
    5. Reveal some Secrets that are Not Common Knowledge
    Bonus Idea is the "How To" that I'm teaching you now

    Step 3: Tell them what you just told them by sumerizing what your reader just learned.

    -- Article Closing Example:
    Ok, so you just learned how to write quality unique articles with ease. And that means you can now create some great articles in multiple different formats and share the knowledge you have with the world.

    Be sure to put these valuable tips to work in your life and they will
    help you grow as an article writer for years to come.

    I hope you found this training to be very helpful.

    Make it a great day,
    Joe Remington
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  • You need to practice, practice, practice!! Writing is a skill, if you don't practice it will stagnate.

    I also suggest creating an outline before you write. It's easier to finish an article when you have an idea of how you want to write it and the direction you want your article to go.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Zones
      Exactly ! Practice, practice and practice
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      • Profile picture of the author YaniB
        I've found that a good shortcut is to go to EzineArticles and look up your topic. Chances are good that someone else has already written about it. Read through all the articles, take out the points that suit you, and rewrite them. It helps when you read about a topic from someone else's perspective, and it gives you a kickstart when you don't know how to begin your article.

        Another tried and true method of article writing is to use this format:
        1. Tell them what you are about to tell them about your topic (Intro) e.g. In this article you will learn 5 ways to get a flat tummy, which includes what to eat, what not to eat, what exercises to do etc
        2. Tell them about your topic (Body) What to eat - fiber rich foods, What not to eat - fatty foods and snacks, What exercises to do - sit ups (and so forth)
        3. Tell them what you just told them (Conclusion) In this article, you learned 5 ways on how to get a flat tummy by eating certain foods, avoiding certain foods and doing certain exercises.

        Works like a charm everytime.

        You may start off over an hour, but the more you do it, you find that you can get down to as little as 15 minutes!

        Keep at it, and you'll soon be churning out those articles faster than you ever imagined! All the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author nimrod123xadag
    You're asking about creating a good article but you're limiting yourself with the 60-minute constraint. If you go this way, you'll very likely end up like one of those dumb bloggers who are filling the whole internet with crap.

    Writing with "good" quality takes time. It's the only way to stand out and become one of the smarts in a world of dumb writers. The word dumb may sound offensive but if we could just be blunt, the world really seems that way.

    If everyone will just pay more attention to quality rather than quantity, the world will be a better place and we wouldn't have to spend so much time fighting spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author unclejesse
    Well it really depends on the article. If you know what you are talking about, then its going to flow smoothly. If you have to do a bunch of research and such, it is going to take awhile to compose a well written article.
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  • Profile picture of the author missafia45
    Hello brother, I am also like you. When I think write a article but I do not write.
    I have a problem with writing.
    Loest skill.
    Weak in writing english.
    When we improve this, then write a good article.
    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author murad12s
    There are few steps to write an good article in a very short time.

    1. Select 3 to 5 articles from Ezine related to your keywords or topic.

    2. Read all of them and generate the idea.

    3. You can start writing from your own.

    OR

    4. Select some para from the article and arrange them in a meaningful sequence then rewrite the whole thing.

    Cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author UnkwnUsr
      Originally Posted by murad12s View Post

      There are few steps to write an good article in a very short time.

      1. Select 3 to 5 articles from Ezine related to your keywords or topic.

      2. Read all of them and generate the idea.

      3. You can start writing from your own.

      OR

      4. Select some para from the article and arrange them in a meaningful sequence then rewrite the whole thing.

      Cheers
      That will basically give your a regurgitated article that has nothing new to offer. I would call that re-writing and it has a place but it is not really quality writing. To really write an informative piece it has to be something unique. I suggest keeping a journal handy and when an idea strikes you write it down. As other have said having a nice format at first will help you complete the articles faster. Overtime though you may find that you don't need them anymore and can write better and faster without them.
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  • Profile picture of the author ranukakhatun
    When you improve your skillness then you write an good article within 60 min.
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  • Profile picture of the author dee4d
    Nice answers to this query. If you have chosen your keywords well, and you are passionate about what you are writing about, you'll write a relevant and article to your targeted audience with the intended purpose.

    You will know that you have a great article when you write one. Just concentrate on writing, and time won't be an issue, as mentioned above. Research well to be an authority in what you write.

    Write for your audience, engage them well. You will definitely get better with time, and faster. Just write, and you'll become great in it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nieve Lee
      Thank you for your all replies.

      I used to write an articles, but I found my grammar not so good even I have good idea. The point is what to do after my article rejected by ezine articles? They won't let me resubmit for twice.....

      Thank you.
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      • Profile picture of the author JoeRemington
        Originally Posted by Nieve Lee View Post

        Thank you for your all replies.

        I used to write an articles, but I found my grammar not so good even I have good idea. The point is what to do after my article rejected by ezine articles? They won't let me resubmit for twice.....

        Thank you.
        Ezine articles is one of the tougher places to submit articles. You have to make sure that your article is unique and not posted anywhere else. It's got to be well written and that means that you have to take the time check your spelling and sentences. It has to be readable. etc.

        If you want to succeed as an article marketer (writer) then grammar is something that you must work on. It doesn't have to be perfect, it can be conversational but it has to make since.

        Just keep on practicing.
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      • Profile picture of the author dmarc
        Originally Posted by Nieve Lee View Post

        Thank you for your all replies.

        I used to write an articles, but I found my grammar not so good even I have good idea. The point is what to do after my article rejected by ezine articles? They won't let me resubmit for twice.....

        Thank you.
        Sounds like ideas and content aren't what you're struggling with, though the above posters gave some great advice. If grammar is your problem, it may be worthwhile to hire a proof-reader.

        I'm generally hesitant to recommend Fiverr, but proof-reading gigs are one type of gig I'd cautiously recommend. You can likely find some quality sellers who will proof read and edit your articles for $5, and quickly deliver a product that will have a much better chance of being accepted to ezines.

        In the mean time, just google some basic grammar and writing lessons. You can improve your skills with study and practice. Until you're more confident in your abilities, it may be wise to outsource your proof-reading.
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  • Profile picture of the author itwillbefun
    GJG has a good process similar to mine. I just don't do print.
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  • Profile picture of the author affguy89
    Originally Posted by Nieve Lee View Post

    Hi, I am not a very good writer. What can I do to create a good article within 1 hour? Thank you very much!
    Hey I started recording my voice on my smart phone. The recorder translates my voice into text. I take that text and clean it up in word and I'm done. I can power point it and make a video with it next.

    Content marketing 101
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  • Profile picture of the author PolicyMaker
    Here is my 3 Steps Simple Method...to write Articles Quickly...

    First: Do Some Research and Find 3 Main Points About your Article...
    Then thoroughly Explain Each Main Point...
    After All Three Points Are Completed, then Write Intorduction and Conclusion - while explaining what you are going to share with em in Introduction and what you shared with em in Conclusion...

    It works Wonders to Write Articles Quickly....

    Hope it helps...
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  • Profile picture of the author Samuel Adams
    Whether or not you can write an article in 60 minutes or less depends on a number of factors including how much research you will need to do; your current expertise at writing as well as length of the article you want. This will vary for each writer, so there is no one simple answer. The more you write, the quicker you will get.
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  • Profile picture of the author prraveen
    If you want to be a good writer then read all the ALEXA post about the article writing and i am dam sure that you will get all your answer there.....she is very helping and good in writing article.....
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    • Profile picture of the author Nieve Lee
      So, there is nothing we can do after the article was rejected by ezine articles? Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Start with a plan or an outline.

    The important thing is that you know before you sit down to write that you know the exact value you intend to pass to your readers.
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  • Profile picture of the author dean20653
    you have yet to answer the question ... Why only 1 hour?

    Is this one hour per day? In that case it may take you several days to write a good article.

    or

    Is the one hour because you dont want to "waste" any more time than that on one article?

    If this is the second option, you may want to outsource this process and focus your efforts on another area! Quality takes time and dedication and can not be constrained to a certain time frame.

    For example if I had 2 houses built and told crew 1 "take your time and make sure my house is PERFECT" and told crew 2 "you have 2 weeks to get this house done. What crew do you suppose will build the better house?

    So I understand your english is not great and grammar isn't either, but WHY... Why 1 hour?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    60 minutes?

    That's how long it takes me to start a novel.



    The best advice I Can give - is to have a swipe file... Of article topics.

    Whenever you have a genius idea that would make a good article topic?? - write it down.
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  • Profile picture of the author templar
    You can do an article in 40 minutes if you follow the pomodoro technique formula (google it).

    Jack
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  • Profile picture of the author mjsing3r
    A lot will depend on your familiarity with the topic and the length of the article. I can write a 500-word article in an hour or less if it deals with a subject that I'm already acquainted with. If I have to bone up and do some research, it'll take a little longer.

    If it's an option, I'd strongly recommend writing about something that will require little or no research; something that you're interested in or know a lot about. The actual writing isn't the hard part, it's the gathering of information and deciding how you're going to present it that takes the most time and effort. As a freelancer, I don't always have the luxury of cutting out the research portion of my work (which is fine, because I enjoy it), but you might be able to, depending on your situation.

    If you're looking to improve your writing skills, I'd recommend picking up a copy of The Elements of Style by E.B. White and William Strunk. Just because you don't think you're a good writer doesn't mean you don't have it in you to become, at the very least, a competent writer. Good luck.
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  • Originally Posted by Nieve Lee View Post

    Hi, I am not a very good writer. What can I do to create a good article within 1 hour? Thank you very much!
    No offense, but if you're not a very good writer, as you say, than it may take quite a bit more than an hour to produce a good article.

    In fact, you don't see many people who aren't good writers producing articles that are good no matter how much time they spend on them.

    I suppose the answer is to get good at writing.

    And that definitely takes more than an hour...

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  • Profile picture of the author multiplecloud
    The hard part is an idea for the content. I always research for other content for idea and rewrite on my own word.
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    • Profile picture of the author jenrlo
      The best way to improve your writing is to write more - write daily, even if just for 15 minutes. It really is a case of practicing and ideally, daily, even if you have done little writing since leaving school and consider that you can't write.

      As with daily writing, daily reading the writing of other people is important too. You probably already have some favorite blogs.

      Look at why you like reading those blogs.

      Don't give yourself a one hour time limit to complete a whole article, you are putting pressure on yourself and you will be frustrated if you don't complete the job. Try writing for half an hour or 40 minutes, then take a break, read over what you have written, make changes or do further research and then put it away for the day.

      Come back to the article the next day when you are fresh, read what you have written and carry on. This will be more productive in the long run than giving yourself a time limit of an hour.

      As far as structure is concerned, choosing the headings and subheadings provides an ideal template. The headings themselves will stimulate the content for that paragraph.

      Give it a go and remember to write every day.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessicah
    You can't do anything over night. Just write in your own time frame, but write a lot. You will see that after a while and a significant number of articles, your writing will improve and your timing too. Just keep on writing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Kaushik
    Don't set time limit for writing Article. Just think as a user point of view and write without thinking about the time. And also explain everything to your users.
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  • Profile picture of the author lukeblower
    I'm not the worlds best writer myself but one great piece of advice i got was that you should image exactly the person you are writing to (your target audience) and write as though you are talking directly to them.

    If you need help with the language, go onto forums check out what kind of language your target audience uses.
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  • Profile picture of the author ErinWalsh
    I used to be an editor for writers. They had a specific way of writing articles. The articles were "How to" articles and they went like this:

    Part 1: The problem this article is addressing with a lead in to the "How to fix" section. 1 paragraph.
    Part 2: How to fix the issue with numbered bulletin points. Usually 2 paragraphs not counting the bulletin points.
    Part 3: Conclusion. 1 paragraph

    Each section had a title including key words in the topic being written about.

    I noticed you said you are having issues with grammar. Taking an English class to brush up on your grammar so you write better articles would be beneficial. I'll tell you this... even my best writers would flub a word here and there. I had one writer who always confused its and it's. She was still a good writer, but it shows that even good writers need someone to go over their writing looking for mistakes.

    Don't be discouraged. Make use of the spell/grammar check in Word, and find a trustworthy editor/proof reader.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    Thanks for all the great information you gave us in your question. I will think about it and get back to you

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  • Profile picture of the author drem
    I agree that you shouldn't put a time limit on yourself, especially if you're new to writing. I tend to write my articles inside out. I start with the "meat" of the article (or the body), write the conclusion and then go back to write the introduction. It's easy to waste time and get hung up on the introduction because you're trying to grab the reader's attention. I find it's much easier to get started by talking about the main points first. While I'm writing the body of the article, I usually start getting some great ideas for the introduction. This method saves me quite a bit of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    It doesn't take 60 minutes to write a good article. This isn't English class. Just spit awesome info, make sure things aren't misspelled (do this easily in MS Word), and make it lengthy if you want (1000+ words). Just make sure it's good info.
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  • Profile picture of the author bdpop
    Focus on content first. Grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. can all come at the end (after your 60 minutes are up, preferably the next day).
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  • Profile picture of the author LeonLion
    1. Pick a subject you are an expert in and have personal experience with, so you only need to do very little, or even no research.

    2. Set a timer, give yourself 5 minutes to jot down everything you can think of including in the article.

    3. Go for another 5 minutes through the list or mindmap you have now and decide on the structure of your article.

    4. Set a timer for 20 minutes and just write as quick as you can, not stopping to think (I learned this from doing NaNoWriMo, works for any writing), following the structure you decided on.

    5. Take a 5 minute break, roll you shoulders, stretch your legs. You need your brain to cool down after the above word sprint.

    6. Set a timer for 15 minutes. Go through what you wrote, correct typos, rephrase weird sentences, glue some jumps together...

    7. Spend the remaining time on the article's layout.

    I use the timer on my smartphone, but this is a wonderful little site that does the same: http://e.ggtimer.com/
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    • Profile picture of the author Black Prince
      One of the best exercises you can do is to visit a blog you enjoy and analyse its content. Ask yourself what they are doing in each paragraph, how they are moving the subject along. You will probably notice similarities across the blog's entries.

      It is one thing to be told how to do something, but it is quite another to thoroughly understand it. Doing the exercise suggested above may be tiresome, but it will help a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    A good article based on what?

    Good for the reader? Good for you because you will sell your products with it? Or good for the web because you will educate the public?

    Everything depends on your main intention.






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  • Profile picture of the author Winlin
    Better than what? I always have to ask. : )

    So the first thing I recommend to anyone who wants to get started writing is to do an online search for the "5 Paragraph essay". The 5 paragraph essay is an outline for writing about anything.

    P-1 Your Thesis. Your Main Point. Your opening statement. Your introduction.
    P-2 First Supporting Statement
    P-3 Second Supporting Statement
    P-4 Third Supporting statement
    P-5 Closing Statement. Confirm your thesis.

    It really is that simple. Now if by writing better you mean grammatically, or that you are technically inadequate such as with punctuation... The only cure for that is to get educated ... take a class, or begin studying on your own.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aniblow
    A very simple research is all you need. Make a note of the points you want to buttress or argue against. Outline each point as you write. When done, summarize your write up.
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  • All arguments about what can be accomplished in a 60-minute time frame aside, if I wasn't a good writer, as OP mentioned in the start of the initial post, my main priority wouldn't be to become a faster writer...

    Not at all.

    I would focus on becoming a better writer first.

    Skill always comes first when learning something new. Then, once you've mastered that, you can worry more about the time you're clocking.

    A poor writer can't write good articles at any speed.

    If you want to improve your writing, OP, the best thing you can do is keep writing. If English isn't your first language (and it very well may be), keep studying and soak up as much English language reading and viewing material as you can.

    Practice talking. Practice reading. Practice listening.

    Practice writing.

    Practice, practice, practice.

    Even the simple act of redrafting, which is imperative to polish up your articles, is a great learning tool.

    You might also consider some online journalism courses.

    And write.

    A lot.
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  • Get all the information that you can collect online with regard to the keyword that you would like to write about.

    This can be collected from many sites and then you will have to get all the details that you will be adding to your article.
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  • Profile picture of the author JessicaWatson014
    To write a good article point to take care is
    Focus on answering this questions who, why, where, when, what and how.
    Check for grammar and spelling mistakes.
    Include related keywords which helps to search your article.
    Your article should be focus on providing useful information to the reader/user. If your article is well informative and useful to reader, they automatically share your article with other reader or friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    I don't think anyone's mentioned it so I will. First you've got to define what a good article is. I guarantee you won't get the same answer if you asked everyone who has responded to this thread.

    I've seen hundreds of posts here with people saying they buy good and even great articles for $5 or $10. Personally, I'd say you'd find very few truly good articles in that price range.

    So the question you need to ask yourself is, what am I trying to accomplish? To me it's always the same thing. Write something engaging, informative and entertaining, in that order. Maybe I'm old school (no maybe about it, really) but a real article is 1000 words and up. There are exceptions but not many.

    And to answer your question, to produce something engaging, informative and entertaining inside of 60 minutes you need to know your topic and know your readers, not to mention knowing how to write. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author fruitbat1
    The best way to write good articles is to practice, but work on your quality before you worry about getting your times down.

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  • Profile picture of the author RowenaFanning
    Focus on what you want to say and put it down. Develop the idea and add some corresponding aspects. Focus on and expand each one of these aspects and then put the idea again in the conclusion, wrap it nicely, proof read it and you have an article.
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  • Originally Posted by Nieve Lee View Post

    Hi, I am not a very good writer. What can I do to create a good article within 1 hour? Thank you very much!
    You can create articles even faster and more efficiently if you start with PLR articles about any subject you wish and then customize/edit them so they are unique!

    That has saved me a lot of time, energy and effort creating thousands of quality articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Melissahoster
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    Originally Posted by Nieve Lee View Post

    Hi, I am not a very good writer. What can I do to create a good article within 1 hour? Thank you very much!
    Read A LOT!
    That's the only way you'd be able to write good articles fast. Having said that "good articles" don't get written "fast". So, don't compromise on research - rather pick up a copy of Dragon Naturally Speaking and some grammar checking tools to cut down on the donkey work.

    Hope that helps.

    Melissa.H
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  • Profile picture of the author frankjames018
    Collect all relevant information related to your topic of article. Information can be collected from many websites, articles, blogs, etc. then summarize up all and write down your own article.
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  • Profile picture of the author Assignmentwriter
    Do not get limit of time in this you can not write best
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Assignmentwriter View Post

      Do not get limit of time in this you can not write best
      It's easy not anything to this to add.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    "It's sarcasm, Josh."

    "Sarcasm?"

    "It's from the Greek, sarkasmos. To bite the lips. It means that you aren't really saying what you mean, but people will get your point. I invented it, Bartholomew named it."

    "Well, if the village idiot named it, I'm sure it's a good thing."

    "There you go, you got it."

    "Got what?"

    "Sarcasm."

    "No, I meant it."

    "Sure you did."

    "Is that sarcasm?"

    "Irony, I think."

    "What's the difference?"

    "I haven't the slightest idea."

    "So you're being ironic now, right?"

    "No, I really don't know."

    "Maybe you should ask the idiot."

    "Now you've got it."

    "What?"

    "Sarcasm."

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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery Moss
    Where are you planning to publish your article? If your article is destined for an article sharing site such as ezinearticles, then it doesn't have to be the same quality as if you published on your own site. Not to say that you shouldn't make an effort with syndicated articles, but you should go over board with quality when publishing on your own site. And, that will take far more than an hour.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adelaina
    Practice and deep knowledge are the only things that will get you to write a good article within less than an hour.
    Of course, there is also the option to focus for about 15 - 20 minutes for finding the best sources on the topic you want to write about and then start structuring your article with those ideas in mind. Try to decide for a good title and a summarizing first paragraph, then detail 3 main ideas of what you are trying to say. End up with a conclusion that will tie all your other ideas together and that should be all. But I guess you're going to need some practice for this too...
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  • Profile picture of the author digitalsapien
    Writing good articles is easy. Just give yourself into it. Just relate your experience or opinion in a particular topic or issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ty Benjamin
    Originally Posted by Nieve Lee View Post

    Hi, I am not a very good writer. What can I do to create a good article within 1 hour? Thank you very much!
    Hey Nieve...

    This thread has already established that it's going to take some time to become proficient at writing articles.

    No matter the template... no matter the content... no matter the niche...

    Becoming a better (and faster) writer is going to take practice (daily) and patience.

    But what I haven't seen yet is the suggestion to use a "role model"...

    To put it simply...

    Find a writer who's style really resonates with you and represents the style of writing you want to use.

    Once you've found him/her, devour what they've written.

    Pay attention to their style, rhythm, flow, etc.

    And use them as reference points for when you do your own writing.

    Something I've done in the past is take a writer's content and rewrite it word-for-word inside of Word.

    Even though you're copying, you're physically writing that content which gives you the perspective of writing the content first-hand...

    And you REALLY start to pay attention to the sentence structure, flow, vocabulary, and such.

    It's proven very effective for me.

    You might be afraid that you end up sounding more like the writer than yourself when you start to create your own content...

    Don't worry. It's not gonna happen. We can't help but instill a bit of our own personality when we write, and that personality will distinguish you from others.

    One last thing...

    I'm sure you already know this, but just in case others don't...

    It's definitely NOT okay to publish the content you've copied from the writer. This is strictly for your own personal use.

    Hope this helps, Nieve!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Walker
    If you're limited on time and need to get a lot of articles out quickly then the best way to do this is by article curation. This method is also favoured by Google and it can also help to get you better ranking for your blog in the search results.

    You'll need to research about how to write a curated article and get some curation software to enable the process to be semi-automate. This will allow you to produce a good article in around 30 mins once you have practiced and become proficient at the process.

    Curation is basically sharing other peoples' articles and giving them due credit. You just provide your own intro and then include 1, 2 or 3 extracts from different related articles and a link to them so people can read the full article. You'll need to write your own conclusion at the end of the article. Also include some rich content in the article, by which I mean photos and videos, etc.

    I hope this makes sense?
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  • Profile picture of the author softtechgeek
    The first thing is write about what you like. Secondly write and think about what would you want if you were searching for the same thing and then write.
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  • Profile picture of the author PLR Basket
    The best piece of advice I could give to anyone who writes is to start with a rough draft at first. If you get stuck, just write the first thing that pops up in your head, even if it doesn't make sense. Once you go trough it the second time, you'll find the words to fill the blanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    Ouch, ouch, ouch...This thread hurts...

    Why is everyone assuming he's going to write about something he hates? (I know, because he's going to.)

    If you write about things you are passionate about, writing an article in an hour is easy, simple, fun, an adventure.

    If you write about things you are just trying to "make a sale" on, or to get ranked for, or because someone said "I have to", then it is going to be a painful exercise in tedium.

    I'm going to make a bet. You're thinking about writing for other people to make money online and you're trying to figure out how you can crank out articles for other people, on their topics, that you don't care about, in 60 minutes each.

    I'll give you a suggestion. Write to your passions. Build you own business and brand.

    Writing for others can be fun for a while, but let's all face it...Writing 10 articles about "skin whitening" is not fun. No matter how long you research it, or how much you mimic other people, or how long you practice. (Yes, I've written thousands of articles for others, practice does not make it more fun...guaranteed.)

    Writing about something you love on the other hand is a pleasure...kind of like writing this reply... :-)

    Switch to your passion and your problem is solved.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Barry Unruh View Post

      Ouch, ouch, ouch...This thread hurts...
      You're telling me.

      And nobody apparently even cares that the person who asked the original question joined the forum on 17th February, made this and a few other posts, and then hasn't actually been online here at all since 19th February.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        You're telling me.

        And nobody apparently even cares that the person who asked the original question joined the forum on 17th February, made this and a few other posts, and then hasn't actually been online here at all since 19th February.

        You're so funny. I'm so happy that you're back. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Kennedy
    Why the rush? Quality > quantity.
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      Originally Posted by Richard Kennedy View Post

      Why the rush? Quality > quantity.
      Excellent point! The age of the mediocre (or worse) and/or spun articles is long gone. There's no point to those anymore, not that there ever was, at least for my own purposes.

      And sure, there are ways to write faster, and I've learned a lot about that from some of those articles on "how to write fast articles," especially Jason Fladlien's product. But I never did manage to get my time down to 7 minutes, or even 30 minutes. I like to think while I'm writing, and ponder the topic.

      But I HAVE managed to get my speed down from days and weeks to an hour or less, depending on length, at least on articles I know my way around. I might have even written a few in half an hour, but that's not a speed I can count on.

      Also, I think it's important to define "write"! In my book, this includes start to finish, including editing, revision, and so on. Only publish articles you can be proud of.

      Those who talked about templates and planning an article have excellent points. Those are great techniques to help you speed up your writing.

      There's also a great resource by fellow warrior Peggy Baron - article starters - that are a bit more than a template and really can bump up your article writing "speed."
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