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How to Write Informational Articles on Humanitarian Issues

June 13, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 215

The other day, I was talking to a gentleman who had done some humanitarian work in Guatemala. I explained to him what I had learned about Honduras, the extreme poverty, and the challenges they had with human health, water, and the roads - getting things to and from the port for export, or into the city to make money. Now then, seeing as he was a fellow writer, and had learned first-hand what is going on in Guatemala it seems that he should write about his experiences, and explain it to the world, as that would bring awareness.

Just today I was having a conversation with another lady, and we noted that many people go on medical missions to foreign third world countries and do great things, helping out the family's there, helping them build schools, drill wells, pulling teeth, fixing ailments, and all sorts of things. The people in the United States often give of themselves and travel to these countries using their own money for these humanitarian causes. Still, we noted that there are many people who are doers, and so few people who are really good at writing.

If you are someone who is really good at writing, you should be telling your story, your experiences and observations, and allowing other people to understand what they will be dealing with if they to decide to volunteer for the cause, and that cause could be anything in any third world country, giving personal attention and humanitarian assistance one-on-one, person-to-person. So how does one go about writing informational articles on humanitarian issues?

First, I recommend spilling your guts, putting emotion into the story, telling the truth, and allowing the reader to feel and see the surroundings, and get to know the people as if they were they are talking to them personally. This will form a bond with the reader and the people in the story, real people in the Third World nations. Then, I also recommend doing interviews with others who have also went on humanitarian missions to the same countries, perhaps in other villages and towns.

Then it makes sense to put these stories into bite-size articles and put them onto the Internet, to start a blog, and perhaps to collect all of these different stories, and tales of the trip and put them into e-books so people can download them, perhaps only for $.99 on Amazon for instance. Lastly, I recommend that you talk very little about yourself, except for the emotions you felt when dealing with the people, for this is a story about real people, in real places, and their lives, and how we can make them better. Indeed, I hope you will please consider all this, tell your story - their story, and share this knowledge with the world.

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Humanitarian Causes. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank;

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