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How to Write a 401 Word Article Very Quickly

July 03, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 152

The other day someone asked me how I wrote articles so quickly, apparently they had noticed that I had written quite a few articles in my time, that is to say over the last five years, and they had sent me an e-mail which ended up a lengthy conversation. That conversation inspired me to write an article on the topic, and my acquaintance was surprised and flattered that it appeared the very next day. Therefore he wondered how I was able to write a 400+ word article with practically no lead time whatsoever. Well, let me explain some of my secrets, or rather the methods to my madness, so that you might do the same.

First, I recommend that you stick to writing about topics that you know a lot about, have experience in, or have dealt with for many years. This will allow you to write off-the-cuff using knowledge that you already have without having to look up things on the Internet or do additional research. Now you may look things up, but you will merely be checking facts, not doing extensive reading, which takes an incredible amount of time.

Secondly, whenever someone says something, or you read something in a text, article, or e-mail which reminds you of something else in your area of expertise, you should immediately write it down, and make a note for a later future article. Perhaps it triggers a question, or a curios thought, if so write down the question that triggered that thought as your title. Then attempt to answer that question in your own words using personal case studies or personal experiences. For instance, look at the title of this article; "How to Write a 401 Word Article Very Quickly," this is actually a question which I was asked recently.

It turns out, that someone had already used a similar title, and that's why I had used "401" as the number in my title. Rather than reading what the other author had written, I had decided to use my own knowledge. Okay let's move on. The third thing I would recommend is that you write three or four lines or bullet points that go along with the answer to the question which had been become your title.

The fourth item is to quickly write a paragraph describing the problem associated with the title, as well as an introduction to the solution. Each one of the three or four bullet points should be expanded to be its own paragraph. Then write a conclusion. At that point you will have about 400+ words, and achieved your goal. You should be able to sit down and write the article in 10 to 20 minutes or less. Then you merely edit it. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

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

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