Magazine Article Writing – Seven Incredible Keys to Successful Writing Magazine Articles By Sean R Mize
There are so many reasons why you should consider writing articles for magazines. These include; sharing information that can help other people, encourage action from your audience, gain more in-depth knowledge while researching your chosen subjects, and above all, enjoying the good feeling of being published!
Here’s how you can succeed in the field of magazine article writing:
1. The first thing to do is to identify your audience. Who are those people who are most likely to pay attention to your articles? Are they men or women? What are their needs and demands? What are their preferences when it comes to magazine articles? What do they consider most important in their lives? What’s their age and gender? What elements will push them to spend their time reading your articles? Gain as much information as possible about your audience. By doing so, writing and researching your topics will become less complicated and more targeted.
2. Identify the purpose of your articles. What is it that you’re trying to achieve in writing and publishing your articles? Do you want to influence or form public opinion? Do you want to serve as an eye-opener? Do you want to warn the public? Or do you simply want to entertain?
3. Identify the focus of your articles. What is the specific angle that you would like to target? It’s important that you know exactly what you want to discuss so you can save some research and writing time while making sure that your content will contain the exact information you need to get the kind of response that you’re looking for.
4. After identifying the purpose and focus of your articles, the next thing to do is to identify the publication that you would like to target or the magazines where you would like your articles to be published. Read the magazine from front to cover and get an idea about the requirements of your future editors in terms of writing style and format.
5. Research your topics thoroughly. I am pretty sure that you know your chosen subjects pretty well. You wouldn’t choose them if you’re clueless about them anyway. But I still recommend that you do your research. I am pretty sure that you’ll be amazed as to how much information you can gather from online and offline resources. This, of course, will help you make your articles more informative and more useful to the eyes of your readers.
6. Brainstorm and organize your thoughts. After your research, list down all the information that you’ve gathered. Then, choose only those ones that are most important to your readers and arrange them in a logical manner. Figure out how you can present them in your articles in such a way that your audience would want to read about them.
7. Write your articles. Write your articles in a very laid-back, entertaining manner. Inject humour whenever you see fit. Use simple terms and short sentences to promote better comprehension. Keep your content short, concise, and to the point. Engage your readers by telling them relevant stories and by asking them relevant questions from time to time. Then, end the process by proofreading and rewriting your articles when needed.