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How to Write Informative Articles

Updated on February 9, 2014

Most of my articles are informative. I rarely write stories and I have never written poems. I like to write on history, art and architecture, religions, atheism, places, personalities etc. I also write 'How to' articles, covering a variety of subjects.

While writing an article, I take a precaution. I do not read any article on the same subject written by others on the net or in the print.

This is a must precaution every writer should take. If you are going to write an informative article and read articles on the same subject written by other authors before starting to write, your article gets affected by the articles by others. So you must first write any article using your own knowledge. Once you complete your article, only then you should consider what others say about the subject in their articles. Then If you think that you have missed some points, and want to add to your article, do it. But remember that, you should add the point in your own way, you should not copy.

While writing informative articles, many times you need correct information, references, statistics, facts, quotes etc. To get all these things, you have to read the books on related subjects or to search on the internet. But you should do it while rewriting your article, and not in the first phase of the writing. In first faze, write according to whatever you know.

Another important thing is that the informative articles must not be just informative articles. You should add your own thoughts in it. Your own analysis of the subject is also important.

In 'How to' articles, you should keep in mind that the readers of such articles know less or know nothing about the subject. So you should give step by step guidelines in such articles.

One or two photographs are must in every informative article.

Please note that, for many writers it would be hard to follow this method of writing, but if you want to be original, you must try it.

-Mahavir Sanglikar

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    Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

    4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

    Very informative and useful. You have given some good tips. Could you please advise some titles offering some useful tips for writing some fine articles. I hope you must have some idea about certain particular books that everyone should refer to make their writing process an easy one, as you are a regular writer.

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    Mahaveer Sanglikar 

    5 years ago from Pune, India

    Thank you kellyteam, for the comment.

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    Willette 

    5 years ago from Michigan

    Short, sweet and to the point. Thanks for the information.

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    Mahaveer Sanglikar 

    6 years ago from Pune, India

    Thanks Graham, for the comments.

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    Graham Lee 

    6 years ago from Lancashire. England.

    A very nice and informative hub. Thank you.

    Graham.

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    Mahaveer Sanglikar 

    6 years ago from Pune, India

    You are right.

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    KDuBarry03 

    6 years ago

    Definitely very interesting! Even in my writing classes, they say that we should always do our research first, but I do agree with Cyprian Henry: get your thoughts out first, and then add in the research. You could possibly think of it as adding chocolate to a cupcake after it has been baked.

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    Mahaveer Sanglikar 

    6 years ago from Pune, India

    Thanks Cyprian Henry, for reading this Hub and commenting on it.

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    Cyprian Henry 

    6 years ago

    Thank you! You hit it hard! I have read many articles on line that suggests that we first do our research, or read what others have written before writing yours. But like you shared here, I just knew and believe that there would be a kind of interference of ideas and that could affect a writers originality.

    I think the best thing to do is first write your own thoughts then look out for other thoughts. And that is what I usually do. You see my blog @

    www.cymotivations.blogspot.com

    It's more motivating! more informative! Thanks a bunch!

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    Mahaveer Sanglikar 

    6 years ago from Pune, India

    Lisa,

    Thanks for suggesting the correct word.

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    Lisa 

    6 years ago

    Good advice about not reading other articles first. One correction, though: for the way you are using the word, it should be spelled "phase."

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    Mahaveer Sanglikar 

    6 years ago from Pune, India

    htodd,

    Thanks for reading this Hub and finding it informative.

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    htodd 

    6 years ago from United States

    That is really nice and informative..Thanks a lot

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