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Updated on December 18, 2016

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Why bother writing an article

In this hub I hope to answer the ever burning question of why bother writing articles? How do I start writing and what if I get stuck? I'll even give you access to budget software for article writing.

Writing an article is much like creative writing or essay writing for school or university. The exception is that it is the way to tell your story to the world, by submiting to an article directory much like when a journalist is writing a newspaper article. Many people will find that article writing online is quite enjoyable & not as boring as newspaper article writing.

Most people will have no problems if specially if you did all right in how to write an essay in English at school. You can easily check out around hubpages to find out what is article writing and how to.


article writing online reasons

I see the number one reason to write articles is to share information to help out my fellow man, much in the same way I have been helped by reading articles. I feel I have learnt more useful info from reading articles, than from reading all the different types of encyclopedia thought my last 35 years or so.


The number two reason is to possibly help promote items I wish to sell. I believe in putting others first where I can or in other words paying it forward. Because every time I have paid it forward I receive a greater return than if I just think or use the what's in it for me approach or WIIFM.


A third possible reason which I often use is give to the greater good or in other words is to give back to society in general. This method in my opinion always gives the greatest return, or bang for your buck.

AND you know what I get satisfaction hearing that my articles have helped people all around the world. How do I know this? Well some people have called and said how much the article helped them or the send a message or email.


Another possible reason for writing articles is. If you are in business and you write articles they give you free publicity. This is the case even if you don't have a website.


Now that we have established the reasons for writing articles, how do we get started and what should we write about? Please bear in mind that no one is going to hold a gun to your head like some law enforcement officer and make you do any of this. Now if this info does not assuage concerns off ow to write an article without getting stuck I'm not sure what will. Apart from don't over think anything it's not that hard, though your mind will try to play tricks on you. Another is to use the KISS method or keep it simple stupid.

Well I always try to write something that i like to do or are interested in, such as cooking or computing, software, graphic design etc. I am not saying here that you should only write about these topics, it just tends to help, that fact that if you like to do it you are more likely to end up enjoying writing about it.


Article questions

Now that we have established the reasons for writing articles, how do we get started and what should we write about? Please bear in mind that no one is going to hold a gun to your head like some law enforcement officer and make you do any of this. Now if this info does not assuage concerns off ow to write an article without getting stuck I'm not sure what will. Apart from don't over think anything it's not that hard, though your mind will try to play tricks on you. Another is to use the KISS method or keep it simple stupid.

Well I always try to write something that i like to do or are interested in, such as cooking or computing, software, graphic design etc. I am not saying here that you should only write about these topics, it just tends to help, that fact that if you like to do it you are more likely to end up enjoying writing about it.


Now for another ever burning question. How do I get started and what about this writers block problem. Firstly to get started just pick up a pen and start writing or do it on your computer.

Why a pen I hear you say? And most importantly all or most of the stuff you first think of will be useful in one way or another.

Well when you start writing you are going to have a heap of words possibly just come flying out. Now you want to get as many of these down as quick as possible before you forget them. Because at this stage you are in the creation phase, in this phase I find my best ideas just start flowing. Now If I don't write them down I have lost them possibly forever.

When your in the creation phase you could if you feel like it use a voice recorder of some sort. This I find gets more down but I always have trouble when I play back to get the info onto paper.

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Article writing tips

As for writers block why worry about a problem you may never have. I feel the old saying rings true here, that is out of mind out of sight. The tips I have shared with you have should most of the time keep you out of trouble.

One way I help remove the dreaded writers block on the rare occasion that I get it is... I visit other articles for inspiration, I check out to see if there is an article I could improve. Or if I see an article that is difficult for me to understand, I will often times re word it so that I can understand,this also generally helps other people.


I find if I get stuck and i am on the computer I use a number of methods to help get unstuck. One is to go check out images around the web for inspiration. These often lead my mind to wander round and grasp a thought to run with.

What happens if I get stuck in the creation phase I hear you say? Well I just grab a notepad and write down five to ten quick topics in a single line phrase. From these I tend to be able to build on them to come out with five to ten articles.

I also use a number of little programs that have phrases in them, that I can write around. I have a couple of these programs and they almost always get me un stuck. The program ( software for article writing ) only costs a small fraction compared to the many thousands of dollars I have made through articles and my sites. I know you will enjoy using it too to help write not only articles but also pages for your site to.


I hope this hub helps you out and you decide to write some great articles that help you out and others just like you, the way I have been.

You may be interested in my other work such as

Writing-Styles-by-TJ-Short

or

My software for article writing


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      Kenneth Avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      . . .wonderful hub. Well-written. Voted UP and away. Very informative; helpful and interesting. Thanks for sharing this much-needed hub of vital advice to me and others who love to write and share our lives with others. I wish you success. I am now following you. With much honor. Kenneth