We’ve done it through primary school, it expanded longer through high school, then on college/university, it became chapters. No matter how many times a person has done it, writing articles has proven to be a task many has continuously avoided. Now at a time when writing articles could help your job or work, facing the job at hand can be still faced with unfriendly behavior.
While there are a great number of people who do not have the same attitude in article writing as others, there are still those who would rather walk in piping hot coals than do some article writing. What sets other people apart from others towards article writing is that they are prepared and have some methods and procedures in writing articles.
One of the methods you can use to prepare yourself when tasked to write an article is creating an outline first. Creating an outline for all your articles makes you prepared. You have an idea of what to do first and make a plan for your succeeding steps. Being prepared makes the job easier and faster. Being organized will allow for disorientation to be shunned away.
An outline can act as the design or blueprint for your article. This will guide you in creating the introduction, body, and conclusion of your article. Here at this point, you can write down some of the ideas and sentences that you feel will look good in your article. These could be some of the focal points that could help make your article creative, interesting, and appealing to a reader.
A carefully planned and fully prepared project would guarantee and ensure a problem and worry-free procedure that can virtually go without any hassles. Creating an outline for all your articles will get you ready and breeze through writing an article in no time at all. Here I will provide you with some tips and guidelines on how to create an outline for all of your articles.
Do a couple of brainstorming and jot down your brilliant ideas first. Think of some ways to attract the interest of your reader. Designate a time frame where you can write down all the ideas that you can use for your articles. By this time you should have done all your research and information searching. Review and reread your ideas and notes, gain mastery and sufficient familiarity with your topic so that writing them down, later on, would be easy for you.
The next step is to discover your sub topic and subtitles. As you would provide the first sentence for your article, one that would immediately grab the attention of your reader, you would need some as well for your subtopics. To be concise, you would need to get all the facts that will support and go against your point.
The outline for your article would also require you to write a draft first. This may take more than one attempt but remember that it is called a draft for a reason. Your outline shall be perfected as each draft is written and this draft is meant for your eyes only so there’s no reason to feel ashamed. As you go on, you will clearly see the bigger picture and write an article that will perfectly suit what is demanded of it.
Reread and reread what you have written down. Always refer to your outline so that you won’t drift away from what you had first written down. It’s not hard to be caught in the moment and get lost in your writing frenzy. Your outline will help you keep track. All those hours spent outlining your article will not go to waste. This will serve as your guide in writing articles. Trust and rely on your outline because this will prove to be a very helpful tool in writing all of your articles.
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- Yvonne E. Venter-Louw
- YEVL (Pty) Ltd.: Founding Director & Principal
- Researcher, Advisor, Educator, Coach, Mentor, Keynote Speaker & Host of the Financial Independent Coach show on YouTube
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