1,2,3, and write

2008-03-11 0 By R.D. Hayes

I know that I wrote a little bit about this before but I wanted to take the time to write a better post on this. I call this 1, 2, 3, and write because this is pretty much all you need to do. I will explain myself further and try to go into detail on this.

Articles are often written in How-to’s or What you need to know, there are also other forms of articles like The top 5 __ that are can help you along the way to writing better articles. How? When writing an article, the title plays a significant part in it and can help you to create an outline for your article.

The 1, 2, 3, and write is played out by picking your topic. You should always have the topic before you start to write. The topic is everything and writing like this will also help you to stay on topic.

Once you have your topic of choice, write down everything that you want to discuss in the article, write it down in a number form like 1, 2, 3. Write as many as you want to discuss in your article as long as they stay on topic.

Once you have these written down, start by going down the list and writing why these are important for the reader to know. If you are writing a How-to article, you can write the directions below them and why this needs to be done. I think that it is important to add the Why’s behind it so that the reader will not be asking why as they are reading it and following directions.

Once you have this done, revise it and make it so that it is readable.

Here is a fine example of an article that used the 1,2,3, and write:

Topic: Parenting

1. Why parenting is important to children:

children learn through explanation. Children need good role models. Children cannot survive without supplies…etc.

Revised:

Parenting is an important part of children’s lives and without it, children could not get the needed skills and attention that they should be getting. Children will often fall into the wrong crowds and they need good role models and parents can be just the role model that they need. Parents can teach children many skills that they will later need in their lives.
*Editors Note: This is a quick example of a revised version.

This will give you an idea of how to write an article using the skills of 1, 2, 3, just write. The skills that you need, you already posses and you will just need to imagine yourself writing them. This will also help you to write much faster articles and more accurate ones. The key to writing articles is to always stay on topic and to focus on what your readers will want to read. There is no better learning skill than the skills that you already have.

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