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How to Write a Compelling Article that soars high and earns Writing Awards

Updated on May 9, 2015

Where to Begin?

Okay for starters let's forget that you have ever written a single article, page, or words in general, and that you have no thought process at all even. That's a great place to begin your very first Stellar hub article, right!

Wrong! that's just a silly way to open up a cool as ever hub article with a cool as ever catch phrase (Get it) to lure folks into reading what you have for them in store a great deal more.

So how do I start writing that Stellar boneheaded Award Winner of an online article? The answers lie down YONDER... read on my fellows, it's a shocking epic tale of romance, or creative release, but definitely not poetry. Hah!



What are you pondering on about, let's get to writing folks!

By Sasha Kargaltsev from New York, US (Flickr  Uploaded by Fæ) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]
By Sasha Kargaltsev from New York, US (Flickr Uploaded by Fæ) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)] | Source

The First Draft is a Piece of virtual cake!

Well... first you need to glue back to your brains, and intelligence parameters the facts or may it be fictions "Choose your writing frenzy". Nothing more nothing less, become a subject matter expert of the "Facts". They will come in handy in the future of your outline and detailing requirements to fulfill what your viewers are seriously and desperately in search for here online. They want hardcore "Factorials" in them News editorials, and excitement for the short stories.

Warning! never ever plagiarize a single reference from that which you have indeed done research on. Make sure to write all details and facts in your very own words. Case in point, it will become a violation on any given writers platform if you ever try to cheat the systems. These online tools are much more pro and expert at counter intuitive tactics to shut copy cats down.


Professor Holmes Knows Best!

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How do I capture the audience?

Imagery dear Watson, with great "Imagery". What about it though, why does imagery cause eyes to pop out of their heads, and to stare and gaze at the computer screen in complete absolute awe...? hmmm.... great question.

Note: (Hmmm is not a word, but adds flare to the exaggeration principle aka usage of imagination techniques. It shall be covered below. Hint Hint! "Imagination")

So yeah think about those two keywords, Image, Imagination. Don't they ring a bell in terms of similarity in how they are spelled. Hmmm... Again! I wonder why Sherlock?

I think that the solution to capturing the online audience is all about a cool combination of both imagery usage and a splash of imagination through word power usage, and choice for terminology aka "Power Words".


Young Watson Listen to What Holmes Has to Say "Poor pixel quality on this one, try a higher pixel resolution to appeal" 256p

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Catchy thought process

Now that you got the audience begging to read more, and by each stimulating vibrant consonant or vowel you could buy, like playing Wheel of Fortune. You're now on your way to churning out a powerful compelling article right!

Wrong again my good friend aka digital buddy, but not Watson this time. That was the last episode.

Well what needs to be focused on now, after imagery is spectacularly selected for this stellar packed article, you done the research needed, packed it with factorials up the Ying Yang. You will now need to fill it up to the rim with "Brim" oh I meant with pure and uncut "Passionate thoughts, feelings, and with intense emotional impact values" all of this needs to come out in worded form of course, or all else is lost.

In order to do this you need life experiences, and if you haven't been through any sort of tough, or difficult life experiences to gauge such a passionate emotional roller coaster style of writing from, then you'll be needing that Huge imagination again. "Oh Darn" not that can of worms again (Laughing out Loud is warranted now as well, I would of typed LOL, but its a spelling error here on Hubpages)


Higher quality videos helps enhance your stallar hubs voice!

Do I need videos in my Stellar Hub potentials?

You bet you need videos folks, imagine the online world without the eye candy they bring to the screen, and imagine a hub lacking such staying power.

Some stellar hubs work best with related videos that can be used to stimulate the online audience in unique ways. Videos can say much more that words on the page just cannot do, and so by providing your Stellar hub article great hopeful's a splash of awesomesauce in video format.

It will also bring home many more countless return visitors if you learn to position such content in wiser, much more appealing ways that brings out the authors true intent and message precisely.



Choose your images wisely folks, and provide proper attribution as done here, if you head over to the CC license it states how.

By Krasnickaja Katya (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]
By Krasnickaja Katya (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)] | Source

Award Winning Articles on Amazon

Do I have to write more than 1250 words for my Hub to be seen as a Stellar Hub?

Yes of course you need to beef up your articles, but make sure not to write them in such a way that you chose to keyword stuff it, or fluff it up as I like to call it.

Now if you go stuffing your articles with repeat keywords, then it will only again help you to lose your audience due to violations, but not only that you will now have issues with both Hubpages dropping it off from that hub being fully featured, and it will quickly hit the bottom of the search engines without a doubt due to violating Google Panda's laws for keyword stuffing, and or poor quality.

So this is why whenever you create articles, make sure to look into topics that can be elaborated on from various differing angles of approach, rather than just speculated upon from a lesser amount of limited information offered.

1250 words is the tipping point, and good enough for Google's taste buds.


Know when enough is enough

Well this is where the article assistance must end, and in your articles while writing you will surely need to find a stopping point, where you can install a conclusion to that awesome power packed wordy overly passionate fact filled joy! of a writing piece.

You bet by ending it with a bang, it will seal and close the deal for your readers, because all great stories whether happy or sad must end. You can make it a series to keep folks further stimulated with anticipation for what you can summon up next, but if your magic wand isn't powerful enough to do as great as the last time, just stick to a singular topic coverage and move on to the very next.

Offering up a wide ranging variety of topics for your readers to choose from helps to appeal to them as well, and especially if all of them were written with consistency and with that "Stellar" approach. Good luck! on them going toward that all time "Viral" zone. It sure is possible, but a long shot also depending on the trends, and if you chose an evergreen topic.



They say to add a map to your articles, but don't do it if its not required

A markerQueens NYC -
New York, NY, USA
get directions

This is where I live and "I love New York"

Epic Conclusion

Writing award winner style articles are doable, you need to make sure to focus on certain set strategy parameters each time, and prior to doing so which helps to churn out the much better product. Not all of your writings shall be looked at as great by each and every viewer online though, but over time you can establish yourself as a true go to place for many people worldwide to read from, and for them to get info that's worth while to absorb and useful if you so chose to make it appear to them that way.

Content publishing on this level of higher quality takes practice, like anything else in this life, and if you do it right, you'll begin to see a huge shift of the community heading in your online profiles directions for sure. "Make em proud!!"

Changing up your writers voice, and style if you have had issues with receiving web traffic in the past is essential as well to think about doing, which can only help you to learn much more about your potential to become a greater writer if anything. Again Good luck and never ever forget to have fun! out there.

Maybe add a closer image to top it off, and capture the minds eye

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By Old newspaper chronics (http://www.lituanica.lt/photos.html) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)] "Big City of Dreams" | Source

Writers Poll: "Award Winners R US"

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Great job here. I only defend my right to not follow all your advice because I am a lazy bones writer ;-)

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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      Well explained. Practise makes perfect. Another Golden Rule is KISS - Keep it short and simple.

      Voted up and useful :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I am constantly learning something new about writing. I have no desire to win awards, but i do want to be a good writer. Thank's for your stellar info.

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      Mike Pugh 3 years ago from New York City

      @Ericdierker LOL yeah that's cool bro, its just advice for the more newbie writers worldwide seeking good ideas to make smarter efforts to earn them accolades and awards many of us Veteran types already been churning out :) Thanks for the moral support on this article. I feel what you're saying bro!

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      Mike Pugh 3 years ago from New York City

      @MartieCoetser thanks for sharing with me yeah I learned the hard way to keep it simple, even though I love being long winded :) I been practicing for sure though and do by best, and that's all we can do right!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you for a good lesson! I also like the tone of your article. Great, helpful instructions.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Mike, I haven't earned any HP awards, but my followers seem to think I'm a pretty good writer. So do my mom, dad, brother, sister, son, friends and my 3 cats!

      There's always room for improvement. That goes for anything in life. Perfection is not something we humans can achieve, but being the best we can be certainly is within reach.

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      Mike Pugh 3 years ago from New York City

      @always exploring Me too I want to become one of the best writers the planet has ever known, well I guess not in terms of accurate grammar type writing, but more for being prolific and relentless when it comes to unique ways of conjuring up bright ideas, and pure imaginative thoughts :) so yeah I feel what you mean. Awards come when we least expect it though and on that trail to greatness I guess.

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      Mike Pugh 3 years ago from New York City

      @MsDora I'm so glad you liked my article I tried to express in words the best way I know how, what had worked for me out here on Hubpages. I know you have done well too, as I can see you earned them awesome Editors choice awards too and 5 or more of them at that. Bravo on doing such an awesome job out here on Hubpages. It's not easy to earn them bad boys neither :)

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      Mike Pugh 3 years ago from New York City

      @bravewarrior you have surely won awards on the personal level with me as well. I know your writings are powerful and have moved many hearts and minds for sure. I think they haven't got to every single hubber yet. I hope they take your talents into account whenever they get to your Hubs, because you are one seriously awesome writer indeed :) I second the motion.

      Oh and yeah striving to be the best is all we can do I agree 100% on that notion for sure! thanks for caring to read my article and comment with such effectiveness that is awesome of you, and I truly appreciate the kind gesture.

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      Great article! I always value what you say. I'll never be a great writer, but I enjoy trying!!

      Voted UP, etc.etc.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      You have done a STELLAR job on giving advice for writing a great article. Thanks!

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      Mike Pugh 3 years ago from New York City

      @mary615 thank you so much for supporting my efforts here. I did my best from the experiences online that I had since being a Hubpages author, and also a content publisher. I hope this article can help many people out here online, and on Hubpages to improve on their delivery of the goods :)

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      Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

      LOL you have brought the best of writing right here in a very concise and entertaining way. Of course I am a bit biased because I love all of your writing. You kind of just stuck like glue to be for some reason.

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      Mike Pugh 3 years ago from New York City

      @rebeccamealey Thank you so much I'm so glad you feel that way about my Hub article. I haven't been writing or interacting here much, but I figured it was time to crawl out of my deep Hubpages slumber :)

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      Mike Pugh 3 years ago from New York City

      &Lady Guinevere thank you so much and I'm blushing right now, to know that you dig my writers voice :) glad you enjoyed the article.

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      Tori Canonge 3 years ago from California

      I've always enjoyed writing but I have found myself to be even more passionate about it lately. There are times when I completely blank out on what to write but then I go back to the basics and remind myself to write about what I know. Once I do that, I find that my experiences and interests start to come out all at once and it can lead to a beautiful article.

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      lyns 3 years ago from USA

      Hello old friend, love your work I see your still at it it's been a minute but I'm back these days and thought I would see what my favorites are up to and as I see your still writing some great hubs and amazing photos. Love your work and this hub, keep up the good work. I hope you are having a great day. lyns 73143p

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      Mike Pugh 3 years ago from New York City

      @Torrs13 thanks for sharing your thoughts about writing with me. I get inspired from life and from reading a great deal of things online myself, and so yeah I know what you mean. Good stuff! the basics is where its at!!

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      Mike Pugh 3 years ago from New York City

      @lyns not sure if we ever met here on Hubpages, but I'm happy to hear that you liked my article/s and that's so kind of you to take the time to give this hub a go! Please do have a lovely day or evening of Hubbing away, or friendly networking. The images I chose for this article I located on either Flickr or Wikipedia :) they are kind of cool aren't they. Oh and thanks for the compliments.

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      lyns 3 years ago from USA

      Yes we met almost 2 years ago when I first started writing on hubpages it's been a minute for me, so you might have forgotten but anyway, thanks for the information about flickr and Wikipedia never thought to look on either of those. have a good one. 7521410a lyns

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      Mike Pugh 3 years ago from New York City

      Oh yeah I surely forgot that was quite a long time ago, sorry for that. I will try to play a bit of catch up soon, been working hard elsewhere though on many other networks to get things going :)

      Thanks again @lyns for caring to contribute to my articles discussion here. Glad you found it to be of some use to you.

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      lyns 3 years ago from USA

      You are welcome, nice to hear from you glad you are doing other networks as well, me too. Take care and hope you have a great evening. 752149220 lyns

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