Types of Article Writing for Magazine
Article Writing Patterns
For Five years of contributing my article for a pet magazine, I have observed types or patterns of article writing; and based on my personal experience, I would like to share the following:
1. Personal Experience Article
2. Writing about the experiences of others or Third Person Writng
3. Article Writing for events
4. Article for Readers' information, Tips and Suggestions
5. Articles that combines two of the patterns mentioned
Example of my Personal Experience Article Writing
Personal Experience Article Writing is also a First Person Writing
When I write about my dogs, I call that Personal experience writing, and since it is personal, for me it's like writing without much effort at all. The materials that I needed to come up with a one good story is right within me, and photos to support it is always available.
Personal experience writing is also a First Person Writing. The use of "I and Me" will be frequently observed. Almost all articles that I wrote about Peso is a personal experience article. Stories about him can either be about his birthday, my feelings towards his ailment, etc. Stories about Mario Peso is often inspirational type too.
Examples of My Personal Experience Article Writing
A Real Happy Birthday (published October 2009) is about Peso's 9th Birthday, surpassing series of surgeries like a miracle
Loving a Dog is Blissful (Published March 2009) is about the ups and downs of my life when Peso was in and out of the surgery room
When You are close to losing your pet (published on October 2008)
is about Peso's greatest struggle when portion of his bladder went out of his anus, and I can't bring him to vet clinic because it was a very stormy nights and vehicles were stranded everywhere
Stories of other pet owners
Writing about Experiences of others or Third Person Writing
This type of article writing features people and their experiences. This is the type of writing that can't be completed without the cooperation of the people involved. Writing about other person's experiences required the writer to interview his target. His article will revolve around the person sharing his experiences and it's his role to put all the information into the article without changing or adding into it. In the animal lover community, Pet owners are my subject. and each of them have different style or manner in taking care of their pets.
Examples of Third Person Article Writing of Writing about others
Typhoon Undoy and Love for pets stories of survival (Published December 2009) -Stories of pet owners who experience flooding and tried to survived along with their pets
Peso and Shihtzu dogs stories- Stories of Shihtzu dog owners that Peso and I met, they talked on how why they love the breed, how they got their dogs and the joy of having them
People and Pets ()Published July 2009) -Stories of people with various pets, sharing how they take care of their pets including the expenses, and the joy that their pets are giving them
Example of Articles about Events
Article Writing about Events
Example of events can be a birthday party, charity activities, a launching party etc. In the world of animal lovers, common events are dog walks, charities (free anti-rabbies vaccination and free Neuter and spay program), Birthday of a pet with a cause, Christmas party of a pet website, and many animal welfare activities.
The dates, venue and the title of the event is very important in writing this type of article. Detailed description of the event must be stated., significant personalities must not be forgotten and chronological narration of activities must be mentioned too. It depends on the writier's creativity to include his personal inputs. Example of my article for events are the following:
Pinoypetfinder's First Xmas Party - Celebration at Tiendesitas
P4P-B2B Back to back activities of Passion for pets in May 2009, 1st charity on May 1 and 1st Dog walk in May 30
Ava's First Birthday Party for a Cause - Birthday party at Gerry's grill bluewave, guests were requested to donate to CARA instead of giving gifts to the celebrator
Articles that give information, tips and suggestions
Articles for readers' information, sharing tips and suggestions
This type of article writing usually provides information. If not a writer's personal experience, this is like writing about other people's knowledge, and passion. This type of article can also be a channel to introduce a group or association.
This type of article writing, provided tips and suggestions based on personal experience or even expertise.
Example of articles that provides info
Development of a pet website a P4P experience - this article is about the new pet website, the article also stated the goal of the group and their vision and mission
Leaving your pets behind temporarily - writer's personal experience when she left her pets for a 3 day vacation, she shared some tips when leaving a pet temporarily
Article writing that combined either of the patterns mentioned
Articles that combine two of the patterns mentioned
Responsible Python Ownership is a combination of Third Person writing or writing about experience of other person and Article writing for readers' information, sharing tips and suggestion.
I know nothing about Python but taking care of them is such an interesting subject, but I can not write a valid article without talking to the one who knows so much about it. My friend Mike has five phytons under his care and my article was based on his experience..
His article provided information about Phyton, how it also became helpless when afflicted with ailments. He also shared with readers that phyton ownership requires greater responsibilities.
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