Written by Craig Lock

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This is essentially a summary of allrepparttar main points

mentioned before.

I believerepparttar 129910 key to writing good articles lies in good


Collecting your material and thinking clearly.

Spend a quiet time thinking before you even set pen to paper.

Ask for inspiration.

Your article should answerrepparttar 129911 five questions of a very

inquisitive person:







I've just remembered I used to drive my dad 'dilly' with those questions when I was a kid.

"Inquisitive little bugger!"

As I mentioned,repparttar 129912 title and your first words are of vital importance to grab your reader's attention.

Make them want to read more.

Develop your theme step by step - it's like building a wall brick by brick.

Plan what you are going to say, and how you are going to say it.

Make a list of your main points.

Then elaborate on them.

Progress logically, naturally and smoothly from one to another, so that they lead to a conclusion.

I'm repeating myself, not out of senility... but for effect.

Also saves merepparttar 129913 trouble of even more editing!

Have a strong summary to round off your article.

If you know exactly how you are going to end off ,repparttar 129914 more easily you will shaperepparttar 129915 article as a whole.

It's like starting off with a piece of clay then moulding and shaping it.

You are adding your personal touch, a bit of your personality, your individual thoughts and creativity torepparttar 129916 sculpture of life.

It is a bittle bit ofrepparttar 129917 real you coming out - a little of you and your unique "work of art" is being expressed torepparttar 129918 world.


Not one of my strong points, but here are a few points to help you...hopefully!

# Present your work on A4 size paper.*

# Type on one side ofrepparttar 129919 page only.

# Use "double space" between lines.

# Leave a margin of at least 1 inch (25cm) each side, top and bottom.

# Have a Title Page withrepparttar 129920 name ofrepparttar 129921 writer on it. Makes you feel quite proud of your 'little effort'!

# Use a Header withrepparttar 129922 Title, Your Name and Page No.

Much easier writing forrepparttar 129923 www and being published onrepparttar 129924 net. No chopping down trees, sorepparttar 129925 "greenies" must be very happy.


I firmly believe writing articles should be entertaining as well as informative. I aim for that in my writing STYLE.

Don't be too impersonal - put in little anecdotes about yourself.

Also don't be afraid to express personal opinions on issues.

(I must learn to keep quiet at times!)

So why not start writing that article.

You may even see that article published.

Seeing my first article in print gave me a big thrill.

Now use your creative imagination torepparttar 129926 fullest and happy writing. Perhaps I may even see your name in print.

Good luck and happy writing

Craig Lock

Creative Writing Course

Craig Lock


Written by Craig Lock

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To sum up... My advice is just find your "natural style" by writing as you speak- as practice writing in your "natural style" breeds confidence. Then submit your articles to ezines and announcement lists, like Article Announce, Free Content and Publish In Yours. I find this marketing method by farrepparttar most effective means of getting traffic to our various sites (and one thing then leads to another)... and best of all it costs nothing, but a little time and effort!

Make sure your layout is good (not one of my strong points!), as this greatly enhances your prospects of getting published.

Hope this may help you readers "out there in cyberspace".

Happy writing and


Craig Lock

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