Written by Shery Ma Belle Arrieta

The stories and articles you can write about are only limited by your imagination, ingenuity and persistence. And your ability to dig deep into and write well about a potentially good story or article can make you a published writer.

You can write about many things and here are a few of them:

YOUR LIFE! No two people on earth have hadrepparttar exact experiences. Each of us goes through life and experience things which are unique only to ourselves. Your life experiences are fodder for good personal experience articles. To start writing this type of article, brainstorm about unusual, unique, scary or even dangerous events you have experienced. From your list, think of an angle or an interesting way you can present your experience.

I'LL TEACH YOU HOW TO! Do you have a special talent, skill or knowledge? Why not write instructional articles based on those? This type of articles are commonly known as how-to articles and are regularly published in magazines because of their popularity to readers. How-to articles are usually written in a step-by-step manner, using bullet or number lists.

PROFILES! Personality profiles or sketches feature subjects who are more or less famous people -- celebrities, sports heroes, politicians, or someone who is recognized in his/her field. For profile articles, look within your community (town, city, state, region) and see if you can find and interview local celebrities. Usually, profiles are inrepparttar 129786 form of Q&A so you only need to come up with interesting questions for your subject. You can then submit your profile article to your community paper or regional paper.


Written by Shery Ma Belle Arrieta

Hold it! Don't send that article! Not just yet!

You may think you're through writing your article and that it's now ready for publication. But afterrepparttar writing, you're not really done.

You might not know it, but you can prune down that 750-word article you've just finished into one that's only 500 words or less.

And guess what?

I betrepparttar 129784 short version would still be as effective as your original article, if not more.

Writing is all about communicating. It's about getting your message across to your readers simply, quickly, and effectively.

You don't just send in your first draft to your editor or publish it right away without looking it over first.

Re-writing. It'srepparttar 129785 key.

Actually, it'srepparttar 129786 most crucial step inrepparttar 129787 writing process.

It can be a frustrating thing to do especially when you're still in "writer mode" and you believe you've written a brilliant piece.

But realize this: Re-writing your article will definitely pay off.

So here are 5 re-writing techniques you can use:

Technique # 1: Stick to your central theme or idea. Don't insert bits and pieces of information about other things. Read through your work carefully. You're bound to find ideas, words, phrases and sentences you can strike out.

Technique # 2: Beware of long introductions. It's OK to start with an introductory paragraph, but some writers tend to write introductions that span several paragraphs. Start withrepparttar 129788 most striking sentence, quote, or idea and then go on from there.

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