As you write the
outline for your next article, there are seven steps for
you to consider in order for you to write successfully. I
have put these steps into an acrostic, PURPOSE, which can
help you write something that your readers will find
interesting, informative, and memorable.
Passion. If you do not show passion [or interest] in the
topic at hand, do not expect your readers to be
interested either! Either stay with those topics that
interest you or get interested in those that don't by
educating yourself about the topic. Chances are your
research will spark your interest.
Understanding. You cannot expect to persuade or educate
your readers if you do not fully understand the topic.
You need not be an expert on the topic but you need to be
at least a learned student of the experts.
Responsibly. Oh, how I wish everyone would write
trustworthy material. Do not get sucked in by the crowd
who would want you to produce rubbish based on
conjecture, gossip, slander, etc. Stick with the facts
and as much as possible leave your opinion out. Finding
it difficult to avoid expressing your opinion? Well, at
the very least, do not let your opinion take center
Poise. Stay on message and do not flame [or enflame] your
readers. Even in the most controversial writings you must
keep your cool. Belittling, berating, or embarrassing
your readership is plain wrong in my eyes.
Objective. What are you trying to convey in your writing?
Your topic sentence should drive the body of your
article. Does it do that or are your thoughts wandering
Sincerity. You can be passionate about a topic but
insincere. Engage your readers and speak with them, not
Educate: Yes, there should be at least one point made
within your article that causes your readers to pause and
think, Hmmm...I didnt know that.
Enlighten your readers by educating your readers.
Writing with PURPOSE can be easy, but it does take
effort. By leaving a positive, lasting impact with your
readers you will have helped shaped society at least in a
small way. Shouldn't that be the goal of every author?
is The Article Writer who enjoys writing for plain, old
"purpose" as well as for "profitable
purpose". Matt also designs and manages websites;
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