Personal Tips to Write a Great Article – Part Two

By Chitraparna Sinha | Writing

Sep 21

If you haven’t already, check out the first part of this series. This is the second and last part.

Here we go.

6. Identify The Type Of Article:

You should clearly understand the type of article you are writing. For example, if you are writing a news article, the first paragraph should have all the main points that are related to the title or the topic.

The article should have a clear description of what, where, when, why, and how. Therefore, the content should support the type of article you are writing for.

7. No Factual Errors:

A good article depends on good research skills. This skill is a must for a writer to write a good article without factual error. Incorrect information will definitely kill the interest of a reader.

A real dedicated writer should do vast research before writing to provide good reliable information for the readers.

8. Provide Appropriate Visuals:

The article should include good and appropriate visuals that go well with the content. The pictures can drag the attention of the readers. However, make sure that the content does not dissatisfy the readers.

9. Length of the Article:

There should be a definite length of the article and you should stick to the word limit that will be required for the articles. The readers will not be interested in reading very long articles.

The articles should not be too short as well that provide very less information to the reader and force him or her to search for another one.

The article will look good if the paragraphs are short and will create interest in the readers. Lengthy sentences can at times be confusing. Short sentences and paragraphs can explain well to the readers.

10. Basic Things That a Writer Should Follow:

There can be nothing worse than an article with spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. The reader will stop reading the article after going through the first few sentences. A real good writer rarely makes such mistakes.

Using short and simple sentences will help any reader to understand what you are conveying. You should avoid repetition. The readers will not be interested to read the same information again and again in all the paragraphs. The content should be clear with appropriate illustrations and examples to drag the attention of the readers.

The writer should follow consistency in the writing to make the article perfect and readable for any reader. If you are writing a technical article refer to Microsoft® Manual of Style for Technical Publications. For all other types of writing you can refer to The Chicago Manual of Style.

This is where I end it. I hope the ‘sermon’ wasn’t too long. I would also like to know the ways you follow while writing an article.


About the Author

Chitraparna Sinha is the founder of Esmee Network, a company that offers digital marketing solutions to business owners through creatively engaging content development and marketing services across multiple verticals to improve branding and business revenue. She has been writing weekly columns on BloggingTips since early 2012.

erda September 22, 2012

These 10 tips for writing a good article will be enough to put most people on the right track. However, for some people, especially marketers and business owners, writing articles is and always will be a chore.
Thiese tips are particularly true when learning to how write SEO articles, where authenticity is key.I think Quality Over Quantity always.Readers see right through this.

    Chitraparna Sinha September 24, 2012

    Erda, you are right. Even if marketers and business owners cannot write and have to outsource the task, they should be aware of the kind of writing they need…otherwise, they will be taken for a ride easily.

Shiwangi peswani September 22, 2012

Hey Chitra I went through both the parts of our tips and I must say that all of them are excellently useful for writers like me. Though I almost follow all of those tips but there’s a lot to learn yet. Well I liked the idea of splitting the tips in two different posts.
Well done chitra :)

Amrik Virdi September 23, 2012

Ah! Great to see your second part of the article. really enjoyed reading it.

    Chitraparna Sinha September 24, 2012

    Great to see you back at work so soon… :) You are most welcome.

Andy September 24, 2012

It is necessary information covered in the article. I have often situations that I do not know what to write, your advice really helped me.

Purely accidentally came to your site… two hours read the articles :)

Stanley Rao September 25, 2012

The Second part of your post has been really interesting, where i not just enjoyed reading it but gained some knowledge through it

    Chitraparna Sinha October 3, 2012

    Thanks for the appreciative words Stanley :) Keep visiting!

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