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Make Time To Plan The Finished Article

Updated on June 15, 2014

Get Writing


The Article

If you have ever tried to write an article you will know it is not an easy task, and the worst part is the is before you actually start writing, will it be any good?Then your mind goes blank , you have forgotten what you want to say?

Finally you stop looking at the ceiling and stop scratching your head, and stop wondering why, and write something down.Don't like it and think it's crap.

Well of course that is quite normal, and actually goes for most things you do.Nothing ever turns out great the first time.

As the old saying goes it is you the writer against a blank sheet of paper and the paper usually wins.( for modern quote substitute blank screen!)

Getting Started

"You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will." This said on writing by Stephen King, what is really needed to start writing is motivation and reason.

After many years of trying to write and actually thinking I can write, I have found it to be hit and miss affair with many ups and downs. As it was mostly miss, I thought the best way was to make a a plan.

Decide on the subjects I want to write about,how many sub-headings I want to use and how many word etc. etc.

There are many rules for writing novels and articles, and I am not sure that everyone knows what they are.We will all eventually do it in our own way, but will a plan help us do it better.

A Plan

The first part of my plan is to write it all down. At the moment it is to write down the day before or even the night before and it gives me a clear strategy, I find this can give be some more thinking time and even tweak a few things before I start to write the article.

Now one of my most important part of the plan is when I write it , I want to write in the morning,or maybe in the afternoon, but never in the evenings, why? Because personally I am a morning person and work better in the early part of the day. There are too many distractions in the evenings.

We are all different and will need a plan that suits us best, I have written a brief plan for writing articles elsewhere, but of course this may not suit everybody

A Great Place To Write



Hubpages is a great place to write or start writing. It also does some of the planning for you.

You can arrange your categories and capsules as you like with your headings and write them in any order you wish. You can have votes, quizzes and competitions, recipe plans and much much more. It will give you plenty of ideas.To find out more and join Hubpages. Click on the link.

Hubpages will ask you start with your title, and I know many writers who like tO write their title last and the conclusion first. So you really do need to suit the way you write as one size does not fit all, and remember you can always alter the plan for your needs

Without stating the obvious, do write on subjects that you are passionate about and interested in.This will make it far easier than writing about something you do not know about.

Carry On


Don't Give Up

Well I planned to write three articles in three days and I am just about there, and no it wasn't all plain sailing.

It is always so easy to give up on anything we start and not see it through.We have to expect it to go a little pear shaped, It is like the morning you went out an stepped in the dog poo, it should not stop you from going out again

Perseverance is required when we start something new and different, it is always difficult before it becomes easy and with practice it will become easier.If one day it goes wrong and you can't get motivated then start again the next day, but don't give up!

Misssion accomplished,article finished.

Writing A Plan

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you for a great article.


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