How To Write 10 Articles A Day

How do you write 10 articles? Without feeling tired? Without feeling exhausted? Without having writer’s block?

Easy.

Just follow these steps and you should be well on your way to write 300 articles a month.

1. Discipline

Set in you mind that you are going to write 10 articles today, and you will not quit writing until you have 10 articles ready. Discipline is very important. Discipline is what drives us to finish our work. If you have a full time job, you should know this very well.

2. Get started

Once you have set your mind to write 10 articles today, it is time to get started on writing, of course. Once you have get started, make sure that you are writing and not just let your mind wander through the empty space.

3. Do 50%, take a break, do the other 50%

This is a step to make sure that you are not exhausted in writing. The rule is to write 5 articles, before you take a break in between. Once you have a break, it is time to work on the other 5 articles, before you call it a day.

So, in case if you have problems researching for the information you need, try these:

a. Google in different countries (.com.my, .co.uk, .com.au and so on)

b. MSN Bing

c. Scour.com – allows you to search for materials from all 3 main search engines.

d. Ask.com

e. Wikipedia

You might get different ideas and tips for your topics. Good luck!

How To Get Focus In Writing Something You Don’t Need Research

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You have something you need to write. You have a deadline for a story, a news article or a press release. Something that you have already known — and it is sitting in your mind at this moment.

The problem is, you are too busy meddling with other things you don’t need.

Twitter. Facebook. Friendster. Tagged. Emails. Blogs. Gossips. Everything.

How do you eliminate all these distractions?

To be honest, I encounter these distractions often too. However, a girl must do what a girl must do.

There are two solutions.

1. Cut off your internet connection.

2. Shut down all unnecessary applications except the one that you are using to work on your article.

Yes, these are what you need to do if you want to get things done on time.

Cut Off Internet Connection.

As the title suggests, this is when you don’t need to research anything online. You have everything you need offline in order to complete your work so there is no need for internet connection at all. Otherwise, you will find yourself going back to Twitter. Facebook. Friendster. Tagged. Emails. Blogs. Gossips. Everything.

If you think that you have the power to control your desire, then you may connect to the internet at your own risks.

Shut Down Applications.

Shut down applications such as Winamp or Windows Media Player and leave only Microsoft Word or Notepad on. This will help you focus rather than messing with the songs and videos. Just like internet, these applications are distractions. We will never get started while we are still playing with these stuff.

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So, there you go, two simple and effective ways to get you started working on your project, whatever it is.

Writing Effectively – Creating a List of a Hundred

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Are you writing an interesting article? Are you writing a book? Whatever you are writing about, is there a time when you feel like you have nothing to write about? This is when you need to come up with new ideas and the best way is to come up with a list of a hundred things to write about.

There are many things to write about in the world. You can babble about anything you want personally, professionally or childishly. Brainstorming would definitely be helpful since you will need to come up with a hundred ideas for your list.

Example for list of 100 things to write about:

1. 100 Things I’m Grateful For
2. 100 Ways I Could Nurture Myself
3. 100 Ways I Sabotage Myself
4. 100 Things I’m Good At
5. 100 Things I Like About Myself
6. 100 Questions I Want Answers
7. 100 Ways To Improve My Life
8. 100 Things I’ve Accomplished In My Life
9. 100 Things I’m Feeling Stressed About

(The truth is there are many things you can write about and you can search for 100 lists of things to start with, if you have no idea what you want to write about).

Come up with as many ideas as possible for each topic. You know the sky is the limit. The ‘100’ is just a number and you can always exceed if you have more ideas.

This is how you can write effectively without having to search for endless information on the web or read countless of books. Just take a few minutes aside to come up with a list of hundred things.

Sometimes, this is one way to gain even more ideas for a few more articles or projects. The best part is while you work on this list, you are also getting to know yourself better in a way that you start to bond with yourself. Sometimes, the things that you do not know about yourself will emerge at this time.

By getting to know yourself better, you will know what you can write the best and therefore you can work out the best masterpiece such as a great book or a great article.

Easy Tips For Writing Part Two: Write Ideas In Note Pad

When you are writing, you need ideas. This is why you need a note pad to help you organise your idea. When you are brainstorming for ideas, I would suggest you to jot down your ideas on a note pad.

p/s: the note pad in this case is paper, not the Notepad on your computer, although you can use it if you like.

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Why you need a note pad that you can write on?

1. You need to write to get the ideas for what you are writing about.

I know these days, we are no longer a ‘writer’ logically, because we are all typing words into our PC or laptop. Technically, we are ‘typist’ but what makes us different is that we don’t just type. We type articles and stories that we create on our own.

A general typist can just type in whatever she/he is given.

2. It is much easier to organise your ideas, restructure it the way you want and arrange it accordingly.

This is simple. You draw maps, graphs or whatever you need for your ideas. Can you do this while ‘typing’?

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Wait, I can hear some of you protest of using papers.

Ok, I get it. You want to reduce the use of papers to save trees.

I am not asking you to waste the paper. You can use recyclable papers, you can recycle the papers you have used once you no longer need it and you can always save papers by using only one piece for every ideas you need.

Who says you need plenty of papers to brainstorm ideas?

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Now, I believe you are familiar with Ezine Articles. I am myself a fan of Ezine Articles.

They have come up with a special note pad that you can print out to write on.

I would recommend you to get this Ezine note pad if it is convenient for you to print it out.

Rewriting Articles Without Copying Someone Else’s Work

Often, you have come across clients who require you to rewrite articles for article marketing.

This is proven to be a problem for most writers because:

1. There are too many articles to be completed within a short time.

2. Writers need to work fast to provide fast turnaround and often result in over work – fatigue, sick and so on.

I am sure there are many ebooks out there teaching you how to write articles fast and easy.

Some even produce software to help you rewrite articles. Otherwise, you can even spin the articles using some spinning software that is also available for free (or paid).

However, do you realise that when you rewrite an article, you are rewriting someone else’s work.

How do you make sure that you are not stealing the content even when you are rewriting the whole article?

Rewriting articles is not an easy task.

Clients might think that it is all about changing a few words here and there and bam, you get a whole new article to be claimed as your own.

No, to rewrite an article without being considered as stealing, you need to follow these steps:

1. Read through the articles that you intend to rewrite.

2. Find out the main points of the article.

3. By using just one or two points, write an article entirely on your own words with your own understanding (to understand, you have to read, which is why we need step 1).

4. While you are writing the article entirely with your own words and understanding, avoid referring to the original article (when you refer to the original article, you tend to pick up a few words from the article and increase your chances of copying the article).

5. Once you have written the article, run a check to make sure that it is either 100% original or close enough to 100%.

If you have gone through all the 5 steps, you are well on your way to become the best writer to rewrite articles.

I know you might think that it will take a long time to finish a piece of article using the 5 steps above, but it takes only a short time to write an entirely new article, only if you truly understand what you are writing about. Therefore, you need to read the original article carefully.

Keep on practicing and this will be a habit soon.