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How to Write Articles Quickly and Easily

by Keith Michaels

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I want to share with you some tips that will help make the process of actually systematizing your article writing super simple.

First of all, know that I’m not looking for journalistic quality articles.  The only thing I try to keep is my spelling and grammar correct, but other than that, the articles are generally very quickly written.

Now the way that I do that is before I sit down to write I determine how many articles I’m going to write. I have gotten to the point where I can write about seven articles per hour very comfortably.  I can actually write up to fifteen in an hour, but I’m speeding and I burn out quickly.

So I start out by setting aside however many minutes or hours I know I need based on my goal.  You’ll learn your comfort zone in no time with a bit of practice.  Some days you might be able to whip out twenty articles and other days mustering the energy to even write a word will be like pulling teeth.

So what I would do is I sit down and let’s just say I plan to work for two hours. I would say I could usually do 15 articles.

Step 1 is to write out my topics – 15 topics – and then type them right into Word so they’re there ready for me to fill them in with content. That way I don’t have to stop being creative at any point when I actually get to writing.  Alternatively, you can save article titles right into EzineArticles and write your posts there.

Step 2 is to start writing. One thing is, I write from my personal experience. I don’t do any research at all to write my articles.

When I first started, I did some research, but I don’t do any research anymore. I write from personal experience.  I give tips that share what already works for me, so I don’t spend any time researching.

I write 300-word articles on average. I write about 100 words for my introduction. For me that’s about three sentences.

  1. The first sentence tells the reader what I’m getting ready to talk about.
  2. The second sentence will normally set up a situation or pose a challenge. Whatever problem it is I’m trying to solve, I indicate what that problem is here.
  3. The third sentence basically tells the reader that I’m going to teach them how to do it.

Then I’ll just go through a series of points, tips, answers, options, etc.  Usually this ends up being two to three paragraphs with three to four sentences in each.  By the end of that, the article is 250-350 words.

That’s about it. I don’t spend much time thinking. I just write what comes to my mind.  Don’t make it any more difficult than that because it isn’t.

Now get to writing!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

George Curran January 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Dear Valerie,
Your article writing tips wiped away my cobwebs. Thanks for the clarity, and brevity. I will refer to this article many times. Regards, George

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Valerie M. Edmon January 19, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Happy to help, George! :)

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Tony January 18, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Hi Valerie !

Quick Question, I wrote articles to place on my blog but not sure if they were good enough for posting yet. Could I send you one for feed back before posting. Still Having some problems.

Tony !

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Valerie M. Edmon January 19, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Of course, Tony, just shoot me an email.

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Cynthia Leighton January 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Wow! Valerie, that is incredible. You are fast!! I am taking slightly less than the forever my first articles took. But! Btill a verrrrrrry long way to go. Will try this way on for size. Have only done a few blog posts and a few dozen articles so far. Good to learn this now.

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Valerie M. Edmon January 19, 2011 at 2:34 pm

You’ll get there… practice makes perfect!

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