How To Write an Article in 15 Minutes

write-an-article-quicklySo, how do I do it?For one, I am always mentally prepared to write content for my blogs as I know my niches well and I get ideas for posts mostly in the shower or in a place where I have no internet access. I use my mobile to jot in content ideas and sync them up. And two, I have a fairly good typing speeds of 65 wpm. So, lets start off!

1. OpenΒ  up Google or your favourite article source site and search for the topic you are going to write about. Open up 3-5 pages.

2. I usually use notepad for this, but a pen and paper should do just fine. Scan through the 5 articles and get and overview of what you are going to write about. Put in 3-4 points which you think are important in your article on the notepad.

3. Each of my articles are structured as my english teacher at school taught me.

  • Introduction
  • Brief 3-4 points that will be covered on this article
  • 1 paragraph per point
  • Closing summary and call to action

Introduction is all about reeling attention of the reader. Start with a question mark or a weird fact or something that will get the reader baited to the article. Remember, the average internet users attention span is lower than that of a monkey (weird fact, but true).

Brief point based introduction: NextI cover the basics of three points of what I am going to write about. Sometimes in bulleted points, sometimes in a paragraph.

Expand: The points are then covered in depth with about 75-100 words each.

Closing Summary: It usually trails off with a “So, that is all that you wanted to know about <niche>” and then you put in a call for action.

Call for Action: Something every article writer/blogger should know, but do not. Its all about action. What do you want your readers to do? Do you want them to signup to your affiliate program? Visit your site? Comment on your masterpeice? Opt-in to your list? Call for it, and you just made it happen. Most people want to be told what they want to do next, physchologically, so, use it to your advantage.

And at the end of this, I have an awesome 400-500 word blog post to use on my blog or for my article marketing. It works for me, so should work for you guys too πŸ™‚ Do let me know if it help you to write an article in 15 minutes.

14 thoughts on “How To Write an Article in 15 Minutes”

  1. I had been experimeting on this for some time, you know, though my typig spees are above 40 wpm, I take atleast two hours to post an article, that excludes the time I spend to get the right image and edit it.

    I would like to add one more point from my experiment. Write the article with Spell-Check turned off.

    When spelling errors are shown up I spend time to edit it and I often loose the flow of words. Now I type in notepad first and then take it to word to correct the spellings. Its working for me, productiviy goes up by 15% !

    Yours,…

    1. Thats’ a good tip…I usually type on notepad all the time so, its kinda ok. Besides, if you use Word, it automatically corrects your common mistakes. But yea, its kinda bloated. Which site do you use for the typing speed?

  2. Anand,

    Though word corrects common mistakes, it cannot correct ‘dimensin’ as ‘dimension’. So it shows a red underline which is distracting..

    I had a typing tutor software with me on my pc long time back. I used to get an average of 35 wpm in that. I last used it 2 years back,so I think I have a typing average of 40 atleast.. πŸ™‚

    Arun

  3. I hate auto correct. I mostly compose stuff as plain text files, mostly in Emacs. If it seriously requires formatting, I either compose it in hand-coded HTML, or use the SGML-input mode of Emacs.

    I can clock upto 85wpm. More if I continuously type. I check with http://www.keybr.com.

    I’m a fan of plain text files. I also use Google Docs occassionally due to its ‘save now’ feature.

  4. Good points.

    I have another side of the story…
    I always have 10-20 drafts in my blog, but I am reluctant to post frequently. And sometimes I even delete some of the drafts without publishing it.

    Writing is never a problem with me. Publishing is. πŸ™‚

  5. @ Niyaz:

    I have a different take on that. Actually you should check that before actually writing the post. I google over my post before I post it and if there is same content out there, I dont have to write it again .. right..? If I find related content I link to it.. πŸ™‚

    Time saved is time earned πŸ™‚

  6. Nice post.

    I use editplus to compose the posts/aritcles. decide tags, keywords everything then paste it in wordpress. It takes 15-30 mnts for me to come up with a post.

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  8. To increase typing speed one can use ‘mavis bacon’ typing software. i reached 65 wpm from 18 wpm in 2 weeks, as i went through a systematic pattern…

  9. Good Post. But finding the topic is the main headache. Once we know what we want to do, then the briefing automatically starts in our head.

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