Writing articles is hard for me! Some people have the talent to put pen-to-paper, and pontificate. Blah, blah, blah? This isn't the case for me. I struggle with every sentence. How can they just assemble paragraphs together and create an article I wish I knew.
I'm trying desperately to learn what it takes to become an author.
First; I figure that you should probably have an interest in writing or at least be good at it. Then, when you write, people can feel your passion about a particular subject matter. There's nothing worse than reading something that doesn't hold the reader's attention with good quality content. Also, once you have an article published it is one of the
fastest and easiest ways to build your credibility as an industry expert. At the end of each article you are given the opportunity to gain free exposure for your online business or affiliate program by including your website link. Not a bad tradeoff for your time.
Second; I figure that you have to know how to organize your thoughts into an outline form on a page. Your thoughts have to flow from one logical thought to the next. You have to explain or describe what you want the reader to visualize. Most of the articles out there are nothing more than an abstracted sales pitch or material that does not contain any valuable information, therefore it is useless to the reader. The best way to get your article completely read, is to educate and inform the reader. Any good article should be educational to the reader and have some sort of value. If you can't sell your article to yourself, then don't publish it.
Third; I figure that you have to work at developing each thought into something of interest to your reader. If you publish a poorly written article, then people will not read it. This will have an impact on your credibility and on any future articles you publish, so do it right the first time by educating them. You must work on the format so that it's as friendly as possible.
I know there are books you can read and study to learn more about the art of creative writing. But, I still think that it comes from within ourselves. Everyone has the ability. But, you still have to be a creative person at some level on the inside.
Man, this is tough for me. I hope that I don't run out of something intelligent to say before I get to the end of this article. Actually, this has been a good learning experience for me.
I never thought that I could pick a topic and develop it into an entire article. I really chose this subject because it was something that I had a challenge with. Frankly, its been fun!
Just think? People are really going to read what I wrote! That's both amazing and exciting. Most of us have something to say, but never get a chance to express it. Maybe, because you were told that you couldn't write or aren't good at it you haven't really tried.
You'll never know until you try.
If I can do it - Then you can do it!