Posted on April 21, 2011 by Ali Brown
Many of us have had to write an article at one time or another, be it for a blog or a newsletter. But no matter the purpose, it’s your responsibility to make it interesting—otherwise no one will read it. (Except you.)
So how can you make your article interesting and engage your reader?
It’s all about the ANGLE.
First pick your topic. For example, let’s say your topic is something many people would consider boring… “microwaves.” What aspect of microwaves do you want to write about? Is there anything new or sexy in the world of microwaves that people are interested in?
Some ideas: how the new generation of microwaves helps retain more nutrients more than ever, OR, an overview of the best five brands of microwaves on the market, OR what the best type of microwave for your particular diet and lifestyle. These are all angles.
Below, are seven article “formulas” to get you started on angle ideas and get your creative juices flowing. (Some elements of each may overlap with each other, but each formula is truly a distinct animal.) Continue reading “7 Simple Formulas for Writing Articles That Get Read by Ali Brown”