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Reasons for writing online articles

Why write articles? Why not! Whether you are a professional writer, or you just enjoy writing in your spare time, the Internet offers a wide range of writing opportunities.Writing for the Internet is not simply a chance to see your articles online, you can get paid for writing, or use free... More

How to avoid accidental plagiarism

Plagiarism is something that you are going to never want to do. It is the stealing of another author's work, or ideas. Even if you don't take another piece of work word for word, you can still be ripping someone else off and not even know it. Often times a writer will use the work of another... More

How to write an introductory paragraph for an essay

The introductory is not simply the “first” paragraph in your essay; it is the “hook,” preview, and thesis. Usually no longer than about four or five sentences, the introductory paragraph always has an attention-getter that guides the reader to the thesis statement via a... More

How to write an essay introduction

Having been a writer for a few decades my mentors taught me you must catch the reader's attention in the first sentence. If you can't do that, you will never sell your work because the first person to see your efforts (the harshest critic by far) will be your editor. This same rule applies when... More

How to transfer thoughts into written text.

Having thoughts in your head that come out as written words on a page or computer screen is probably one of the most difficult parts of writing, especially writing fiction. It's difficult because for most people it feels like it's there, or it's not. Ideas come to you, or they don't; or that... More

How to write in second person

When to include the word "you" in your writing When writing second person, you can be singular or plural. Second person writing can be used for guides and manuals, and in articles providing instructions or advice. The you should refer to a reader who is seeking guidance, information or... More

How to research a well written article

There are a few things you can do to make researching an article a little bit easier. You will want to have a broad topic that you can narrow down into specific categories. In this way, you can focus on details without having them get lost in the body of your work. Research must be flexible, and... More

How FaqHows writers define an article

The FaqHow writing community discussed the important issue of what constitutes an article during Community Board discussions in December of 2006. Cries for clearer and improved standards rang loudly. Practical advice abounded. The guidelines rotated around two axes: content and form.In terms of... More

FaqHow writing contests:  How to stay motivated

Writing often and writing quickly in less than a week to win a FaqHow contest can be an overwhelming attempt. FaqHow's writing contests allow writers to write up to 25 articles under one title group in less than seven days while trying to get each article rated at the top. After writing often and... More

How to write a personal experience essay

Writing the Personal Essay Normal.dotm 0 0 1 235 1340 Killeen ISD 11 2 1645 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Writing is the most important skill taught in school because people are called on to use this skill throughout their lives for various reasons. Below is a detailed... More