Essay writing tips

Essay writing

Essay writing is an art which has to be nurtured over a period of time. It seems difficult to begin with, but can be relatively painless if you follow some basic steps of essay writing.

(1) Brainstorm for the right topic which is then just a broad area for you to research. The best way to refine the topic is to brainstorm around the topic with friends and family. The social media is a good place to get ideas from brainstorming

(2) Prepare an outline – After brainstorming gather the relevant ideas and prepare an outline with these ideas.

(3) Writing the introduction paragraph – The start of any essay is the starting paragraph where you put your perspective of the topic. Go ahead and write it as it can focus you for the ne t part.

(4) Write the body – All the information which is organized in second step has to be put into words in the body of the essay.

(5) Write the conclusion and check for errors – The last step is writing the concluding part and then checking it for errors. The best way is to give the work to someone else for proofing. You can also use online tools for proofing but ensure you double check what is changed as online tools might not convey the sentiment or sense of what you are saying in the writing.

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Writing a News Report

News Report writing

We have discussed about writing for the Websites. Today we are going to enumerate some essentials of News report writing. News is there in print and also online and requires different kind of attention.

  • Popular trending topics – Nobody reads old news or news which is not popular. So choose topics which are trending and are read and shared. The topic can be a new trending topic or a trending topic which has been reported but you can do the analysis.
  • Audience – Before going ahead with the chosen topic keep in mind the audience. If the news is intended for children do not use concepts which cannot be understood by them. Rather use simple words and examples. This makes the audience connect with the news.
  • Use credible sources – News is real and should come from a credible source. BBC and CNN are good sources of News worldwide. You can use them or credible sources from New Zealand.
  • Master the chosen topic – Always research well before writing. There might be many questions raised about the subject. You should have enough knowledge to answer the questions credibly.
  • Write short paragraphs – News is all about attention. A along prose like style gets the least attention. Making small 4 to 5 line paragraphs will draw attention even if the news piece is long.
  • Write an attractive Title – Every News is about giving it a proper title. It will draw the audience. Always title your news after writing it and then re-reading it yourself.

Writing For Children

Children are the most curious being on the planet. Their anticipating minds are always ripe for anything new and existing. They are always ready to learn new stuff. As an author of children content, the only way to captive a child mind is to be a child yourself.

Writing-for-Children is as much fun for the author as the reader

Nothing is silly to a child as longer as it is new, they’ll be excited about it. That is why fairy tales are always the number one choice to any child. An adult mind finds everything in a fairy tale silly. The mind of an adult can think critically and question ideas and that is why fairy tales are never the best selling among adults  -talking fairy tales here no offense to fantasy or science fiction readers and writers. Children are the total opposite of adult. Their mind is not that much exposed to be able to think critically and question stuff. Anything goes for them as longer it’s new and exciting but also be aware there are a few guidelines about what to not do – have a look at this article.

That is why as a writer of children content, you need to let your mind venture into the world of impossibility and then narrate your imagination in simple words that is understandable to children. Impossibility is your greatest tool. Everything in a fairytale is impossible in any scientific reasoning, hence, when writing for children forget the norm and facts. Go against the proven facts.

If you have saved money or maybe taken a loan to publish a children’s book and you want to make real money, do your research before you write, it is well worth the time and effort. Any tips out there from authors already writing children’s books?

Deadlines a Big Part of a Writer’s Life

Sometimes writing with a deadline hovering over your head can be a harrowing experience for any writer. As a writer, for me it means total dedication – forsaking everything while I feverishly work to get an article handed in on time. I suppose deadlines are important, as they give you a bit of a challenge. With a specific time set for you, you know there’s little time for anything else, no wasting time. Writing requires dedication I know all about those panicky moments when I can see that I’m not going to make the deadline.

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Yes, we all have those emergencies that crop up and infringe on the time we’ve set aside to reach a deadline. For me a writer’s life is therefore all about time management so that you don’t have to ask for an extension of time to meet the deadline. If you’ve got a writing task that has to be completed in a day or too, start on it immediately – after all your goal, like mine, will be to build up a successful reputation as a writer who can be relied upon to deliver. You want to be known as someone who is not likely to let their clients down. Whether a freelancer or full-time writer, be organised and keep your clients updated on your progress. Yes, deadlines may get you stressed and panicky sometimes, but that’s what keeps you on your toes in the first place.

Essentials of a writer

Writer essentials

Writing is fun but it is not easy. Everyone cannot become a writer. It is a skill that develops over a number of years. It can also be a hidden talent which might be discovered much later in life. But there are certain essentials which are present in a writer. They are:

  • Avid Reader – A writer will invariably be a voracious reader. By reading he/she will get the imagination engine kick-started. Reading also helps to add new words which will make the writer a better one. Reading is the first step you will take toward writing and is an essential part of a writer’s life.
  • Creativity – A writer should be creative. Without this essential you will never write articles that can instill reading habits in non-readers. Creativity will help the writer to make a simple story interesting. It is essential for telling a story and that is what basically a writer does.
  • Networking – Yes networking helps the writer to know what the readers are looking for. In today’s’ era of social media it has become easier to network. Just create a blog and popularize it. It helps to know who the audience are.
  • Write regularly – This is very important. Writing regularly with a routine helps to improve and hone your skills of writing. As a writer I have realized that I have been improving with every written piece of text. So, write on and be better.
  • Create a flow – While writing always have an eye on the next line. The writing should be like a flowing river, without bumps. As writing increases flow comes easily.

Writing Website content

Content makes the difference

In spite of computers and internet taking over we still love words. Don’t we?Content writing for a website is quite challenging. While launching a website, content is what matters. The HTML and technical stuff matter for the design. But there is no substitute for words. Even a good professional writer falters while writing content which appears on a website.

Write what is required by people (Marketers and Customers) – Writing what is required is the most important part of the question – how to write website content. 

  • Get hold of topic -Before writing anything, get a hold of the topic. The topic should be relevant and engaging. Just think what you would be searching about the topic. This will help to get a fair idea about the content.
  • Use Analytic Tool – Use Google analytics to get the right keywords to be used. Analytics helps to know what the online population is searching.
  • Keyword density – Keeping in mind the keywords density will help develop content that people are searching for. The content which is thus made will help the website to gain popularity. This will help the company to increase profits in their area.Make a Plan before starting – Having the whole lot of topics can be quite overwhelming. A bit of planning helps to overcome the anxiety.
    • Break into small parts – First step is to break down the whole project into small parts. A website will consist of many pages and each page has to be dealt in a different manner. “Home” page is different from “Contact Us” page.
    • Focus on the main Idea – While developing content focus should be on the idea which is central to the creation of the website. The main idea is to be broken down into sub ideas. Each paragraph should have creativity, inviting the visitors.
    • Placement of pages – The concluding part is to decide which content goes where. Organizing the content in an engrossing way will help the site become easy to navigate.

 

Web Article Writing

Web article is a specific art. Articles for websites will require knowledge of SEO and HTML, blogs on the other hand often don’t. Both need fresh, original material, and you can provide it. Writing for a website is quite different from normal article writing.

Web Article writing

Secrets to write great web content and Article

  • Research their information from various sources, learn the basics and identify reliable sources of information. Look for information that will engage and inform the reader.
  • Write original and fresh material. Be individual and imaginative. Imagination is what creates great articles and content that can provide unique image to the websites.
  • Present the article in a beautiful way. Presentation magnifies the value of an article.
  • Edit and correct you article. Even people with great grammar can make mistakes. The best way to improve quality is to review your article and make improvements/corrections.

An article writer has to be reliable, if you promise two articles by tomorrow then deliver two – no excuses. This leads nicely onto know your limits. Enthusiasm is great and something we encourage but making too many commitments that you cannot keep effects everybody, proofreader, project manager, client and untimely yourself. A professional approach to the work and to colleagues is also a necessity but the fun thing is you can work at your own comforts! Through our team work we are all growing, learning and developing and are always ready to welcome a new article writer to the team. Look here to find more tips on writing.

Secret to becoming a Great Writer

Have you ever thought what are the things that makes a great writer? Is it easy to become good at writing? No there is no easy path. It requires lots of hard work. However you can change your routine in such a way that will help you achieve your dream.

Becoming a good writer
Become a great writer…Yes you can do it!

There is very little gap between good and great. The only thing which differentiates them is the thought process. Here are few tips which will help you improve and become great.

  • Read the good writers – As I have already emphasized the importance of reading in the last post, I do not need to say more on this point. Only thing to add is read the writer who inspires you the most.
  • Write and write – This is hard work. If you love writing, then do it as much as possible. Do not limit yourself, be free while writing. You will surely learn and grow.
  • Jot down the ideas – If you cannot write on the idea you are having currently, make sure to write it down. Keep a log of your ideas. This is how writers develop amazing skills.
  • Check what you have written – Always revisit and find out the mistakes. We are the best judge of what our writing is. So revise regularly.
  • Get feedback – Constant feedback helps you to improve your writing. If you can get the feedback from an established writer nothing like it!
  • Write like you are talking – Imagine yourself as talking while you write. The best writers are those who can converse well with the reader.

 

Reading Helps you write better

What you read influences what you think. Most of the great writers were avid readers. It does not prove that if you read you can write. However it helps to read.

If you really want to become a writer by profession it is essential to read a lot. It is impossible to teach how to write. Taking a degree in literature does not guarantee that you can write well. Grammar is another issue, and ability to write is completely isolated.

Learn to read more

So here we will try to answer the question – How does reading help?

  • Vocabulary – One of the primary advantages is the increase in vocabulary. The more you read you will encounter new words. You may not encounter these words in daily life. This adds up to your collection of words and enriches your vocabulary.
  • Inspiration – Reading inspires to write. If you like a certain writer, you will start thinking in his language style. No I am not joking. It is true.
  • Learning – When you read writings by accomplished writers you learn a lot from them. It is the style, paragraph setting and what not.
  • Information – Information is best gathered when you read. Incidentally there is no substitute to gathering information by reading.
  • So it can be safely stated that, reading makes you better. It is just like exercises which keep your body healthy. Reading does the same for the brain. Keeps it in good shape!!!!!!

Can you actually be a writer?

If you have wanted to be a writer all your life, you have probably heard this from a number of people. The world of writing is rather competitive, and there is a statistical probability that you might not become the next Oscar Wilde. But that does not mean that you will not be able to make money out of your writing. That does not mean that you will not be widely read, either.

Every person has a story inside them, one that is waiting to burst out. Make sure you write that story. Write it with all your passion, make sure that you give it your all. Reach out to other writers, make sure you build connections with other writers and publishers. It is highly important for you to maintain the right kind of connections in any industry- the writing world included.

Can you be a writer

Don’t feel too scared of trying out other mediums of writing. There are a number of big writers who started out as newspaper writers, or even bloggers! Make use of any platform that helps you reach out to a wide base of readers- you never know how far that can take you.

Being a writer can be an uphill task, but like most uphill tasks, the reward waiting on top of the hill will be worth all the effort you are required to put into it.