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    Hey guys!

    So I've been seeing many newbies ask around the forum on how to really write a good article. A lot of people are interested to learn how to write well, so I decided to share some of my knowledge to the Black Hat World community!

    As a veteran writer myself, I want to help out aspiring writers who are just starting out in the biz. Also, this is great for those Internet Marketers who want to handle the web content by themselves. With some practice, you may no longer need to outsource any of your article writing needs.

    I will be sharing tips every day (for as long as I can). Here are a few to get this thread going!

    TIPS:


    1.) KISS
    Keep It Simple, Stupid - Don't get offended; this acronym is actually used in the field of advertising and marketing. It means that you should keep your writing simple. Don't use flowery words or words that the Average Joe doesn't understand. Unless you're writing an Academic or Technical article, you should stay away from complicated words.

    Don't outdo yourself. Writers tend to showcase their talent in the wrong way... Some get too carried away with trying to impress a client that they use a plethora of perplexing words. But in reality, you don't really need to do that! Your websites' readers are going to be average people, not scientists or Shakespeare's grandson. Though again, this depends on your niche and the type of article you need. But when it comes to GENERAL ARTICLES/Website Content, it's always a must to KISS.


    2.) Write in 3-4 (5 at most) sentences per paragraph


    Your readers will appreciate it more if they see a well spread out article rather than a huge chunk of text. People get easily turned off when they see a 500-word article that only has 2-3 paragraphs. That would mean that in every paragraph, you have loads of sentences. That's usually information overload for the readers. Avoid doing that! Unless of course, you're writing a novel.

    You don't really expect people to read an article that looks more like a rap song lyrics, right? Slice down your article in many paragraphs. Readers will have a MUCH EASIER TIME reading the article this way. It also looks more appealing to the eyes than seeing word after word after word after word without any breathing room.

    Let me show you exactly what I mean by this. The example below will be able to give you a clear idea on what I'm talking about.

    Example: (This is just the same text as the one above)

    Your readers will appreciate it more if they see a well spread out article rather than a huge chunk of text. People get easily turned off when they see a 500-word article that only has 2-3 paragraphs. That would mean that in every paragraph, you have loads of sentences. That's usually information overload for the readers. Avoid doing that! Unless of course, you're writing a novel. You don't really expect people to read an article that looks more like a rap song lyrics, right? Slice down your article in many paragraphs. Readers will have a MUCH EASIER TIME reading the article this way. It also looks more appealing to the eyes than seeing word after word after word after word without any breathing room. Let me show you exactly what I mean by this. The example below will be able to give you a clear idea on what I'm talking about.

    _______________

    Which looked better? The one divided in 3 paragraphs or this sample right here? Real human readers would be TURNED OFF with an article like the one above. Short paragraphs is always the best way to go if you want to please your audience.



    3.) Research. Read. Absorb. Write.

    When writing about a topic that you don't know much about, the only answer is to read about it. You can't come up with crap out of your ass and deliver the article to your client. You should NEVER deliver a half-assed work to your client. Nor should you be using low quality content on your own websites!

    If you don't know about the topic, then you simply have to research about it. The internet is such a thing of beauty! Use it to research on the topic to be written. Here's a tip that new writers often use. You can do this also until you get the hang of things. (Actually, there are still veteran writers who do this)

    Steps:

    * Google the topic/keyword
    * Get the three best results of the said keyword
    * Read the articles posted on the three sites you got
    * Now, you already have an idea and YOU can write your own unique content using the combined ideas from the three sites

    Another twist that writers do here is to get certain paragraphs from 3 (or more) different websites and paste it on the word document. Then they re-write every paragraph in their own words to make it unique and basically a brand new idea. The secret here is diversity. You don't want to plagiarize, nor do you want to have very similar content. You can mix and match the ideas from the other articles, and eventually a NEW AND UNIQUE article will be born from your writing.

    Just simply absorb what you read, and then apply it. Write the article... You will be very surprised that in just a few minutes of reading, you are already able to write about a topic that you had no further knowledge or background of.

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    More tips to come! Enjoy guys.

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