Say exactly what you need to say to get your point across and stop there. Then it should have no more than ten other sentences telling other main ideas or reasons and evidence that support the first main idea. Articles are written to discuss different subjects or topics. You will need to find out what information is relevant and explain it briefly but thoroughly. From here you can add more inconsequential details, such as receiving yards, rushing yards, and so forth. Do it incorrectly, and the article will look like it was created with the sole intention of gaining a backlink which is not the way to win the hearts of publishers or readers.
The next step is to read through your story to find the protagonist. There is also no shame in creating two articles out of one. Keep your headline short, written in the active voice, and make sure it contains a strong verb. Cite names, unless they specifically request to remain anonymous. Well, what I got was nothing short of amazing. Try to avoid any generalities, and keep your summary papers concise, focused. A 1,000 word article could be broken into two 500 word articles.
I think that summarizing the article as a beginning would be helpful, especially if you are going to teach this information. Question: Does anyone know where I can find a class or blog on tightening up your writing? I have lot of other articles on different kinds of writing. I just make brief notes of the major points I want to make without worrying about polishing anything at this point. Maybe I should try it out. Then you think about the article and decide on the main point the author wanted you to understand after reading. Last section: The least essential information.
The process of article writing, as compared to writing other compositions can be tricky. I like the idea to let my thoughts and my ideas to sit for a 3 days. I also keep a list of ideas that I develop and repurpose on my blog, articles, newsletter and social media posts. So an overall article daily takes 45mins of my time. What starts out as a regular, engaging and proactive tool slowly degrades into a half-baked email sent out once every blue moon.
Your word count will need to stay around the 500 word count or less, generally speaking. In conclusion, the article clearly articulates all of the reasons a person needs to be careful not to let their car battery freeze in winter. The specific event that took place. You can also interview people. The summary is where you state facts about the article, not your opinion on those facts.
The chances are that it will need further condensing, but that will be left for the next step. In news article writing, however, you want to provide the key information right up front. Other times, you might just summarize smaller parts of the essay and mix it with what you think. But I did not get you well when you said about sorting out your ideas, about reducing them to the smaller number. You simply take your idea points and add a couple sentences.
Her credits include San Diego Family Magazine, Metro Parent Magazine, Boys' Quest Magazine and many others. To get a foot in the door of your local newspaper, a freelancer should know four things — the news, the editors, the newsmakers and the follow-ups. This means the most important, most vital facts should be mentioned first, with the less important facts mentioned later in the article. Use —not —when possible and write in clear, short, direct sentences. You should punctuate your title using Associated Press style guidelines, which specify, for instance, that the first word is capitalized, but, unlike other title styles, words after the first word except for proper nouns typically aren't. Go back and give your article a thorough re-read.
Shae, I also have a mini recorder, and yes I feel geeky sometimes. If an issue crops up, arm yourself with the knowledge required from the first three points and then work on a possible follow-up story. I think the headline itself should be spicy or quirky to tease the audience. This was only a simple example, but almost all the questions are actually answered in the first two sentences. Observe what makes a good lead - what attracts your attention, and what doesn't. Begin writing the meat of your story.