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Article writing: The article basics - creating content

In part two of his series, Patrick Forsyth looks at the benefits of taking a systematic approach to writing non-fiction articles

Creating content

Writing non-fiction can be as rewarding, in every respect, as writing fiction. What’s more, unless your novel becomes a blockbuster, it can be easier to generate a financial return from it too. Last month I wanted to spark your enthusiasm for thinking about writing non-fiction. Now let’s turn to getting it done. You might compare writing non-fiction to digging a ditch: it is hard work and must be done right – but at the end of it you have achieved something. Not a ditch, but a piece of writing.

We looked at deciding topics last month. With a topic in mind (or, ideally, commissioned) you need to actually get the words down and into acceptable form. A systematic approach can be very beneficial. One thing first:

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