If you have decided to give web articles a go for the first time, you might have some questions about how to actually get started. Every writer has their own way of doing things, but there is some good advice that can help people just starting out. Once you become accustomed to writing web articles you will then find your own way of doing things. Here are just a few tips for writing your first article.
-If you don’t have a firm topic to write about there is no point in starting to type – you will just waffle. Some experienced writers do this as a way to generate ideas, but this will be a too slow and ineffective for the beginner writer. A great place to get topic ideas is just browsing the web. If you want to find the hot topics just search ‘Google Trends’ or see what topics are hot on Twitter. This should ensure that you write something that people will be interested in reading about. Later when you get skilled you can write about things that you feel passionate about and this will be your best writing.
- The point of your first draft is to get things down on paper. You should do this quickly and don’t correct grammar and spelling mistakes. It is only when you have gotten all your thoughts down on paper that you really need to go back and polish everything. The reason for doing things this way is that you don’t want to interrupt the flow of ideas. Don’t worry nobody needs to see your first draft.
- Use subheadings to break up the text and don’t have huge blocks of text; this can be very off-putting for readers.
- Most importantly of all; enjoy writing and feel proud of your work.