How do you do your research for informational hubs?
Experienced hubbers: What websites and/or print references do you use when you write informational hubs?
And how do you, personally, present the information in an original, engaging way that's true to your own writer's voice?
As far as voice, I really don't think about exactly how that happens...I just write the way I think it, and it comes out the way I would say it. That said, I did write a hub detailing some of the things I did originally to develop my style:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Writing-Style-D … uely-Yours
And I'll be posting hub with my research methods shortly .
Knowing how to do fast and efficient article research may be the difference between making a living off of something you love, or not being able to do it at all because it's just too time-consuming. Here are some tips for time-efficient research so that you can get your information and get to writing as quickly as possible. read more
I write almost the way I think and speak as well. I do research a bit to see if what I am saying is true to at least 3-4 credible sources. True it's not wise to just listen to what is placed on the internet on the top searches. At times we have to do a really deep search which could take days or weeks (checking out 10-100 pages of searches) for a complete understanding of the topic/topics.
Hope this helps.
Rule of thumb. Only write about what you know about, experienced and or make sure it's something you really enjoy.
Try to find information on .edu or .gov websites to shorten the amount of time you spend doing research. As for voice it is usually best to write using the active voice. Write as if you are speaking directly to your audience and use action verbs whenever possible.
Before publishing anything proofread it. Read it out loud and see how the article flows. Does it lead the reader from beginning to conclusion in a logical manner? Remember the first draft of anything is never the one that gets published.
Over time your own distinctive writing style will emerge and your writing will keep on getting better. The important thing to do is keep on writing, proof reading and revising your work.
Best wishes and feel free to contact me if you need any help.
Get more writing tips at my Blog WordWise
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