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Writing an Article - Where to Begin
In the reporting of news and the vast among of information we all have access to from around the world, there is still the basics of using good grammar and structure when creating an article.
For the subject of newsletters and ezines we will focus on the basic rules of the writing process. In addition to this you must remember that you are sending out a newsletter. In that newsletter be sure to include the most current events in the industry. This is where the news in newsletter comes from. You are reporting your news to your readers, both global and at home.
When writing an article, good headlines and sub topic headline are key. The reader is introduced to your newsletter and its articles by looking at the headline and deciding whether itís worth their time to read the article or what follows. For some of you who may not clearly understand the writing process of constructing an article here are some ideas you may try your hand at.
The first thing suggested in writing an article is still to do a thesis statement. A thesis statement is a statement, one sentence long and tells what the article is about and is to accomplish. Once you have done this you begin by collecting and researching information concerning your thesis statement. When this is done, now you can decide on what topics you want to write about, which translates into an outline. This is the pre-writing process.
By carefully planning your articleís content you will create a more professional and still personal newsletter or ezine. People read newsletters that seem to have a more professional approach as well as keeping them informed on news and events in the industry of your newsletter or ezine. The "planning process" should be the one process that you spend the bulk of your time on. Once you know what topic you are going to write on and what points youíre going to cover, the pre-writing process is the next step.
Now, in using the approach above, you decide how much time you will spend on research, writing your thesis statement> and creating your outline. None of these have to be so in depth that you lose interest in your subject and topics. Collect only the specified amount of information you will need to get your message or thesis statement across to your readers in a professional and well researched way.
Research nowadays is not as difficult as it was years ago. Today we have so much information at our fingertips, research doesnít have to be days or weeks or months, unless you are working on a larger scale project. You can decide and schedule how long you will spend on the process. What ever you decide, whether itís one hour or four hours, when you are done you will have worked through the entire pre-writing process marked out above.
The research you gather from all the different aspects of your subject is what your article will be crafted and made of. There are many other writing tips that are to be followed. Always play by the rules, until youíve learned them inside and out. The rules of language and writing: grammar and tense, have changed through the years and in order to keep up with the proper and politically correct way of writing, writers must be constantly aware of such changes. But some things never change - a verb is still a verb and a noun is till a noun.
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