But if you’re impatient, it might be your lucky day: this article will dispense a fundamental trick of trade that will get you ahead of the learning curve.
This is how you quickly write sexy content:
You just have to follow the 6 steps in this formula, and when you’re done you’ll realize you have just finished writing an amazing article.
1 – Mind-map: “Always think before you start writing”.
2 – Layout: “Jot down your train of thought.”
3 – Flesh-out “Rephrase each topic as a Headline.”
4 – Writing: “Just fill in the blanks, for now.”
5 – Revising: “once again, from the beginning”.
6 – Fine-tuning: “can you pack in a stronger punch?”
“Organize your thoughts before you even start writing.”
If you want to make a clear and concise piece of writing – a proper article that will make your chain of command superiors want to hug you – your article needs structure. The ideas in it must be interesting and strong, and the information relevant and useful to the target audience…. a great article is seldom a function of chance. To achieve impressive results, you want those ideas to chain together seamlessly, in a way that will hook the readers and take them by the hand, tickling their imaginations all the way through. So the very first thing you must to ensure putting out amazing chunks of text? Structure and organize your thoughts.
“Jot down your train of thought.”
At this stage you don’t even need your word processor. In fact, up to this point you shouldn’t even be close to your computer. You can be, but in our opinion you shouldn’t be. You should be out getting some fresh air and relaxing; you should be selling yourself up to the notion that you’re about to create more than just a piece of writing. You’re about to conjure a delicious (not delirious) article that will surely be enjoyed and shared by countless readers. You’re about to change the world with your words, right? And you have those half dozen topics you just scribbled down on a napkin; they neatly condense your brainstorming for this one article, and lay out the blueprint for the subsequent work.
“Turn each topic into a Subheading.”
You feel perfectly relaxed as you get back to office to do some writing. When you face that blank word processor screen – which most of your peers shudder to look at – there’s no room for doubt or hesitation, because you already have a detailed plan for this piece of writing you’re about to do . You’re already ahead of the game even before you started, and that’s just what you get when you rely on proven methods. At this point you’re probably still buzzing with ideas for elaborating on each topic – write those ideas down as haphazardly as they come; they will be most valuable when you’re actually doing the bulk of writing in the next step.
“Just keep those words on track”.
If you went through the previous stages of this formula diligently, at this stage you’ll be armed with a precious asset: a plan. Since you have a plan, you can’t possibly have writer’s block. You already know what your article will discuss, you already decided on the main points; you have the big picture, and now it’s just a matter of filling in the blanks. Go through each headline and unleash your ability to smother words together and stir feelings in your readers! Put out your very best efforts and get crazy…. Just as long as you stick to the plan you’ve outlined, you cannot possibly go wrong. Just write half dozen lines to begin with, and take it from there.
“once again, from the beginning”.
No, this doesn’t intend to suggest you should take another break just now… although that’s also an option if you’re not in a rush. Your sexy article is now almost finished, and this is the time when 15 extra minutes of worth of revising can make the difference between sending out good or great content. Look beyond the obvious (spelling and grammatical errors): try to see this chunk of text as though you were a member of its target audience. If you’re not on a tight deadline, it’s usually best to leave the article alone for a day or two before you come back and do the final step of dance that’s writing good looking content that drags readers in.
“can this writing pack a stronger punch?”
This last step in the formula is actually optional, and it’s reserved for those brave souls who always want to go the extra miles and do their very best with each assignment. Some points you may want to consider while going about revising your about-to-be-awesome article include:
– Can you make the article look more scannable?
– Can you make the writing any clearer?
– Can you tighten up your arguments?
– Can you make it pack a stronger punch?
– Can you reduce article length without cutting information?
Once you consider these points, you may suddenly realize a way to make your article even better, with a more powerful reasoning behind it and clearer examples. It may involve going back to one of the previous steps in this formula, or it could imply starting from scratch.
In either case, go for it!
A great article is often a function of know-how;
a superior article is often a function of hard work.
As you may have noticed by now, I’ve used the exact formula you just learned to write the very article you’re reading! This formula could be further condensed in three key axioms:
>> Think before you write > use method when typing out > perfection implies revision <<<
I’m pretty sure your English teacher has made you aware that a good piece of writing always has a beginning, middle and end. Besides supporting this notion, I’m trying to encourage you to think of the actual writing process in itself as a route with beginning, middle and end.