Sunday, January 31, 2010

Article Writing from home

Earn from home is easily possible by writing articles. One can make money and earn revenue continuously if one becomes an author of good articles. Articles are written to publish in magazines, books, newspapers and websites on various topics. This can also be undertaken as an online job. The author can work from home. It is a genuine work at home opportunity.

  • Writing articles requires clarity of thought, depth of ideas and creative use of language on the part of the writer.
  • The purpose may be to inform, entertain or stimulate the reader.
  • The intellectual, emotional and linguistic level of the reader has to be kept in mind.
  • The language should be crisp and lucid.
  • It should not be too technical.
  • Slang, archaisms and clich├ęs are to be avoided.
  • A style suitable to the theme is to be chosen.
  • The presentation should be lively and sustain the readers’ interests.
  • The article is to be divided into paragraphs and it must have unity, coherence and cohesion.
  • Each sentence should contribute to the topic ensuring unity.
  • There should be proper sequential development of ideas resulting in coherence.
  • The sentences are to be linked through suitable cohesive devices or linkers.
  • A well-written article has proper organisation.
  • It contains an introductory paragraph, supporting paragraphs and a concluding paragraph.

In the initial stage of writing an article, there may be a starting trouble. To overcome this difficulty, just start writing whatever you think about the topic without worrying about the order, grouping or sequence. Just jot down in brief phrases. This technique is called ‘brain-storming’. The next stage is selecting the salient points and organising them into paragraphs. The article should not be too long. The technique of writing articles can be summed up as Write-Edit-Rewrite.