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I have found it best to use "notepad" when beginning to write out my articles and NOT a word processing program. This way there is NO formatting in article. It is just article in plain text.
Another point here is to use word "you" a lot. You want reader to feel comfortable while reading.
Step 7: Include two to three free resources that reader can find online to illustrate and/or highlight your article content. Using this of course is only if it is appropriate to your article content.
Step 8: Write a resource box for end of your article. Make this between 4 to 8 lines max. Here is where you tell a little bit about yourself and then highlight your website or email address. See bottom of this article for an example of a resource box. It is information that follows, "about author," below.
Step 9: And finally, with your article written it is time to reread and rewrite. I have found that reading it aloud and/or having one or two other people read it helps a lot at this stage.
Don't run into a problem many beginning article writers fall into. Many of them don't like something they wrote and try to begin again. STOP! Don't begin again. Simply edit around copy that flows.
Step 10: Now last but definitely not least, reread your article for grammar mistakes and use spell check one last time! This IS most important step.
Once your article is done you should do following two things.
1. Submit your article to "article announce" services online. An article announce service is a email service that posts articles for everyone. You have to be a member to submit your article. Once you join you can post your articles as you have them completed. Usually only one article submission to each of announce services per day.
Writers, Publishers and Website owners watch articles being announced for content that they can use.
When you join these services, it is best to use a second email address. This way large numbers of articles you will be receiving will not interrupt your personal and business email.
Here are a few article announce services to subscribe to. After you email them to subscribe, READ email they send you and FOLLOW directions on formatting your article for each of them. This will increase your ability of having your articles published in these services.
I have listed only article announce services that are located at Yahoo eGroups. After you have subscribed and read each email you receive. Go to this URL to post your articles:
Article Announce groups:
Article Announce Subscribe: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
AAInternet Subscribe: mailto:email@example.com
Articles Archive Subscribe: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Content Subscribe: mailto:Free-Contentemail@example.com
NOTE: to subscribe simply send a blank email to each of addresses above.
Ok Great! Now its time to submit your article to online article archives and article directories. Article directories and archives are web sites that contain hundreds and thousands of articles from all over world. Once you post your article at one of these locations your articles will be in front of thousands of readers, Publishers, writers and website owners.
Here are three to get you started:
Well that's it for today.
Thank you for reading. Have a great week!
Blessings Bluedolphin Crow
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