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Title: Ten Top Tips for Writing Articles on the Internet
Author: Judy Cullins
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Description: Online readers love information, but be sure your information is
crisp, clean, clear and concise. Internet writing is different from print.
Keep these ten tips in mind, so that your Internet article will bring potential
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Ten Top Tips for Writing Articles on the Internet
Judy Cullins Â2005 All Rights Reserved.
Online readers love information, but be sure your information is crisp,
clean, clear and concise. Internet writing is different from print.
1. Keep your paragraphs short, even a line or two. Online readers will
ignore long batches of words in long paragraphs, whether in an ezine or at a
site. That costs the author a lot of book sales. Respect readers who want
material short and sweet.
2. Write tips in consistent format. First, use the command form of a verb.
Follow it by the cost of not doing it, or benefits from doing it. End with a
positive comment. Use this three or four-sentence formula to bring the curious
to you. One tip I sent out in 2004 landed me an offer from a large print
magazine to write a longer article on the same topic.
3. Make your heading compelling. If you haven't tested it on associates, or
haven't edited it at least three times, it may say "lackluster." People will
delete it or click on to something new. Which one will you read? " Write an
Article," or "Sell More Books by Writing a Short Article"?
4. Get to the point quicklyâin the title and the first line. Keep your
introduction down to a few sentences. .
5. Tell your readers what you want them to do. They are waiting for your
magic formula to make them richer, healthier, or enjoy great relationships. Use
numbered points for this if possible. Make your copy strong, clear, and direct.
6. Target your article to your preferred audience. Not everyone will want
your information, so include your audience in the title or introduction. When
you focus your information, you write more compelling, focused copy that your
readers will love. They will reward you by clicking to where your book is sold
in your signature file.
7. Reduce superfluous words such as adjectives and adverbs like "ly." Allow
only 2-4% passive verbs. Because of a lack of effort, novices ruin their work
with sentences full of "is" and "was" linking verbs. Use strong verbs
instead, by starting more sentences with a subject, followed by a verb and
Neither books, nor articles will sell with these "slugs."
8. Focus on your readersâ needs and wants. Keep the âIâ out of your
unless you are telling a success story. If you do use âIâ consider couching
like this: âIf you are like me, youâ. Remember to give whatâs in it for
9. Contact an editing buddy who is above average at writing. Itâs best to
get a bookcoach or professional Internet editor to give your first 3-4 efforts
some feedback, so you are on the right trackâand will get published. Online
sites and ePublishers will not publish your article if it isnât well
reader centered, easy-to read and doesn't offer something new.
10. Include a powerful signature file that will attract other publishers and
web masters to your other articles listed on your web site. Once they start
posting you, your message will be seen by your targeted audience who want your
service or book information. Include the basics of name, benefit of book or
business, free offer such as an ezine or report, your web, email address, and a
local and toll-fre.e number.
Keep these ten tips in mind, so that your Internet article will bring
potential book buyers to you, your service, your Web site, and your products.
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