ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

What Is Article Writing – How To Write Better Articles?

Updated on November 2, 2013
  • You can't write well if your mind is devoid with quality materials
  • Brevity always matters
  • Watch your words as they speak who you are and your intention
  • Proof your work every time

In this series of ‘what is article writing – how to write better articles’ I have laid down few essential tips for novice article writers.

Article writing is to write informative and quality contents over a subject to supply readers a valuable piece of information and enlighten them about the subject.

Moreover, an article may also be written for search engine optimization, where a writer has to write topical contents to rank a particular website. But that also includes a very essential responsibility of writing good contents, as even in SEO content writing, quality always comes first on priority list to write better articles.

What is search engine optimization?

Search engine optimization or SEO is an online technique used to improve ranking of a website. You can do SEO either for one of the pages of your website or the whole of it. But it is very important to know which particular page and on which particular keyword that you want to rank your website in search engine/s.

How to write better articles – Step-wise details

There are a few key things to write a better article. To know how to write an article, it is befitting of every ambitious article to follow tips being narrated thus.

Do some mental preparations This is the root where you can get an inspiration for writing. Every idea germinates from the mind and it is your thinking process that substitutes your idea with practical application of writing. So, do some mental preparations before you pen down to write about something.

Your mental preparations may include thinking, analysis, evaluation, conclusion and then to determination.

Have something to say, not to say something – You should better not write an article if you’ve nothing good to say. Your mind should have in the possession of great materials before you start writing about something.

Choose smart and unique topic – Topically written articles usually catch attention of readers. You must choose smart and unique topic, and this includes making your chosen topic look appealing and attention-grabbing so that it may compel people have a look on your article. Remember, a compelling title is the most important step towards writing better articles.

Make it brief Brevity is one of the most essential parts that must not be ignored at any cost when it comes to writing an article. Ok - you have selected a good topic, but words-extravagance will lend less credibility to your article than what it deserves. You are not supposed to write something in 500 words which could be said in just 300.

Tonality matters Pay heed to the voice of what you’ve written about. Unbelievable, but it’s true that words speak the language of your intention, your writing manner and your objective. Means, words convey about you to your readers. So, make your articles sound very friendly and informative. Avoid using expletives.

Highlight major points – You must highlight major points. The highlighted points usually grab attention of your target readers immediately. Also, the highlighted points should be showing relevancy to the whole points of what’s written.

Proofread – This part, beyond any doubt, is extremely important to consider. Proofreading a finished article is the most salient way of improving quality and its informativeness. Aside from helping you fix grammatical mistakes, proofreading will also make your contents sound very intelligent and readable by eliminating non-essential words/sentences. Reading aloud of your written contents is the easiest way to proof your work.

Know your audiences An article on the topic of ‘ethical hacking’ is totally useless for the audience looking for an article about ‘gardening tips’. You must essentially understand who you write for.

Support your say – That, which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence. You should, therefore, keep it in mind that you support your article with reliable link/s or source/s. It will not only make it interesting to read at, but it will also lend credence on your article in significant gravity.


So, article writing is neither difficult nor easy, it’s just practice, persistence and some key points considered beforehand.

Meanwhile, the type of content you write shows your expertise in that area of writing. Some people are easy at writing health related articles while there are those who can write well over real estate or technical things. Hence, it is good to know which area of writing that you are intrigued with before you make up your mind to write an article. Writing an article about technical thing against your interest for health subjects lacks the spirit of representation and taste.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • KRISHNAKUMAR K P profile image


      11 months ago from THRISSUR

      It is a great article.

    • profile image

      S.M.Bappy Rana 

      4 years ago



    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)