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BL: A few of my articles are in eBooks. 32 of them are compiled into a print publication titled, "How To Build A High-Profit Business On A Low-Impact Budget" (http://BobLeduc.com/highprofit.htm)
MS: Bob, is there any particular program or software that you find especially useful as an Ezine Writer?
BL: Yes. 2 programs:
#1. MS Word. I use this word processor to write my articles. I created a template with formatting I want for writing articles. The built in word count tool helps me control size of an article as I write. Then I can save article as plain text with line breaks at 60 characters per line ...the format I use for submitting to publishers.
#2: I use WorldMerge by ColoradoSoft to email articles to publishers on my list. It creates individual email messages with personalized information merged into each.
MS: It sometimes seems that everything that could possibly be written about has already been written about. What would be your response to that?
BL: Maybe every subject was been written about. But not every aspect of every subject has been covered. Plus, world is changing -- FAST. Every change creates more things to write about.
MS: What would you say is single most important style tip for writing a good Ezine Article?
BL: Make your articles easy to read. Use simple, easy to understand words and examples. This is easy if you only write about things you do yourself -- or things you learned yourself by trial and error.
MS: And finally Bob, what would be your advice to someone who wants to write Ezine Articles but has never written for Internet before?
BL: (1) Recognize that most of articles you read were written by someone just like you. (2) Choose a topic you know a lot about from personal experience ...even if others already wrote articles about it. Then force yourself to start writing YOUR article on that topic.
MS: Thank you Bob.
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