Article Marketing: Create An Outline For Your Articles

This post was written by Internet Marketing John on September 9, 2011
Posted Under: Article Marketing Information


When you create an outline for your articles before actually writing them, the task of writing an article becomes much more palatable.

Many of us have a difficult time writing anything more than our names and when it comes to creating article content for our websites or other article marketing endeavors; walking on hot coals can often be a preferable option!

The job can be made easier if you first create an outline for your articles and follow it as you would any other blueprint.

By creating an outline for your articles before you actually start to write them,  you will tend to focus more on your intended topic.   An article outline is what prepares you to write.

Most writers actually become more enthusiastic about writing their articles when guided by an outline.

Just the process of creating an outline for your articles will give you a better idea of what to do initially and to plan for your succeeding steps.

It provides some semblance of order and direction to your writing instead of just writing haphazardly.

Being prepared makes the job of article writing go much easier and quicker.

Being organized will also keep you oriented and focused.

When you create an outline for your articles; the outline serves as the design or blueprint for your article, and will guide you through the creation of the introduction, the body, and the conclusion of your article.

When you write  down some of the ideas and sentences you feel will look good in your article,  you are effectively creating  and making your article more interesting and appealing to the reader.

By carefully planning your writing projects, you can virtually guarantee a problem free process.

When you create an outline for your articles, it prepares you to breeze through the article writing process in virtually no time at all.

Here are some tips on how to create an outline for your articles.

  • First, do some brainstorming and note your most brilliant ideas first. Think of ways to attract your reader’s interest and schedule a time block where you can write down all of the ideas you plan to use for your articles.
  • Review your ideas and reread your notes.  Get familiar enough with your topic to gain a mastery of it so that you can easily write about it later.
  • Next, you need to create your sub topic and sub titles.When you write your first attention grabbing sentence for your article,  keep in mind that you will also need to create an attention grabbing sentence for your sub topics.
  • Get all the facts that will support or go against the point you are trying to convey and note them.   This is the framework of your article.
  • Now its time to add the meat of your article, the actual content, by connecting everything together.
  • Do this by connecting all of your paragraphs and sub topics to form the body of your article.
  • The introduction brings about the ideas of your paragraph, but you will still need a conclusion.
  • The conclusion ties in all your points and drives home what you are saying in your article, to the reader.

Before you create an outline for your articles, you first need to write a draft.   Unless you are unusually gifted, this usually takes more than one try.   That’s why it’s called a draft.

The whole idea behind a draft is to perfect your outline.

The draft  is for your eyes only and can be amended as many times as you like until it is completed to your satisfaction.

As you proceed with your draft and gradually perfect your outline, you will  see a larger picture emerge.

As your begin to write your article on the larger picture you developed, keep referring to your outline so you don’t drift away from your topic.

Stay on topic, focus and you will remain on track.   As long as you keep referring to your outline, the hours spent writing your article will not be wasted.

When you start to create an outline for your articles you will discover how indispensable a writing tool it is and you will eventually begin to rely on it.

Here is some guidance if you are new to Article Marketing.

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