Some people would rather walk on piping hot coals than write articles. What sets some people apart from others towards article writing is that they are prepared and have some methods and procedures.
One of the methods you can use to prepare yourself is to create an outline first, so you have an idea of what to do first and plan for your succeeding steps. Being prepared makes the job easier and faster.
An outline can act as the design or blueprint for your article. This will guide you in creating the introduction, body and conclusion of your article. Here in this point, you can write down some of the ideas and sentences that will look good in your article. This could be some of the focal point that could help make your article creative, interesting and appealing to a reader.
A carefully planned and fully prepared project would guarantee and ensure a problem and worry free procedure that can virtually go without any hassles. Creating an outline for all your articles will get you ready to breeze through writing an article in no time at all. Here I will provide you with some tips and guidelines in how to create an outline for all of your articles.
Do a couple of brainstorms and jot down your ideas first. Think of some ways to attract the interest of your reader. Designate a time frame where you can write down all the ideas. By this time you should have done all your research, familiarised yourself with your topic and reviewed and reread your ideas and notes.
The next step is to discover your sub topic and sub titles. As you would provide a first sentence for your article, one that would immediately grab the attention of your reader, you would need some as well for your sub topics. To be concise, you would need to get all the facts that will support and go against your point.
These are the frames or skeleton of your article, now it’s time to add the flesh and the meat of your article. You will need to connect all your paragraphs and sub topics. This will form the body of your article. While the introduction will usher in the ideas of your paragraph, you will need a conclusion that will wrap up your points.
The outline for your article would also require you to write a draft first. This may take more than one attempt but remember that it is called a draft for a reason. Your outline shall be perfected as each draft is written and this draft is meant for your eyes only so there’s no reason to feel ashamed. As you go on, you will clearly see the bigger picture and write an article that will perfectly suit what is demanded of it.
Reread and reread what you have written down. Always refer to your outline so that you won’t drift away from what you had first written down. It’s not hard to be caught in the moment and get lost in your writing frenzy. Your outline will help you keep on track. All those hours spent in outlining your article will not go to waste. This will serve as your guide in writing articles. Trust and rely on your outline because this will prove to be a very helpful tool in writing all of your articles.