Journalist Master as Fast as 1, 2, 3!
Ever wondered how writers managed to pull of a kick-ass masterpiece? You don't have to search far to know their secret. You just have to read this.
How to Make a Good Article
If you've decided to read this hoping to become a better journalist, well you've done the right thing. But before we get the ball rolling, don't you think it would be a proper start to know what an article is?
An article is a written work published by printing and its main purpose is for the propagation of news, researches, analysis, and more often than not, debates. It has parts staring with the headline which acts as the title of your article. It must be short and catchy, omitting certain words or letters. Second part is the byline, it is where the name and the writer's position is shown. The third is the lead, considered the most essential part. It participates as a catchy summary of what you want readers to know. A headline must be short and concise, never wordy and boring, but it must still have sense.
A headline can be any of the following
a short memoir
a startling statement
an information about something interesting
a line or a quote of someone famous
Fourth, the body, should connect with your lead. It should explain the whole article and you should apply it's news-worthiness in this part. You can be a narrator in this part, or you can answer the question set in the lead. It should not be in a blasting order, you must arranged your body in a chronological order. Like your body, don't you feel awkward when you see something that doesn't fit in that area? Last but certainly not the least, the conclusion. The conclusion should also be catchy and must properly close or end your article. You can end it with a line or a quote, a question, or something that will definitely make the reader want for more. You can even end your article by advising, whichever you want!
Now that you know what an article is and its parts, you're all set to become the next best journalist. Now, here are the juicy tips to make your article even better!
- Make your readers use their imagination, be their wings! How? By being your own wings! If you're interested in what you're writing, then your readers will be too.
- Show, and don't and never just tell. Show them the news.
- Use grabby, but not puzzling words. Remember, a 2nd-grade might be reading your article. You don't want your readers to trash your work just because they cannot understand a thing!
- Don't use too much flattery. You're a journalist, not a counselor. Your work must be news-worthy.
- Don't be one-sided. Being biased is a major no-no. Show all sides of the story. Make your readers get the jist.
- If you don't know how to start, don't give up! It's thinking outside the box that you should practice. Example, you can't think of anything then write, "My mind thinks of nothing right now but wanting to catch an idea." Then all else will flow.
Spread your hands! Write!