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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Writing Articles: A 10 Step Formula for Writing a Publishable Article

"Oh no, Jeff I could never write an article!"

Snooooooooooooooooooore. Snore. Snore.

I hear this one all the time from from our members and mentees at Building Your Ideal Practice. When I hear someone say this, I usually think the follwoing three things:

1) Argue for your limitations and you get to keep them. - Richard Bach

2) Whether you believe you can or you believe you can't, you are right. - Henry Ford

3) Oh yeah? - Jeff Herring

10 simple steps for writing articles over and over again

Whatever your area of expertise, take a moment and list 5 major signs that someone has the problem that you can fix.

Now list the five major things you would recommend someone do to fix the problem.

If my math is correct, you now have ten things listed out, 5 signs of a problem and 5 ways to fix the problem.

Now pick one of the major signs of difficulty and add a few lines.

Now pick one of the major solutions you have listed and add a few lines.

Do this 4 more times for the major signs of difficulty and 4 more times for the major solutions, and you have an article.

Expand each of the ten items a bit more and your article becomes an e-book.

That wasn't so tough, now was it?

Visit The Article Empire Coach for more leading edge tips and tools for writing articles that bring you prospects, publicity and profits. You can also subscirbe to our monthly Article Empire Tips Newsletter. You are also invited to visit my Express-Start Article Writing Program for more information on the next article writing tele-seminar


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