how to start writing an article

how to start writing an article

How to start writing an article
This article was co-authored by Stephanie Wong Ken, MFA. Stephanie Wong Ken is a writer based in Canada. Stephanie’s writing has appeared in Joyland, Catapult, Pithead Chapel, Cosmonaut’s Avenue, and other publications. She holds an MFA in Fiction and Creative Writing from Portland State University.
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How to start writing an article
So I’m having a closer look at 100+ article introductions to see if there are any similarities we can learn from:

Some authors prefer to target niche audiences and make assumptions regarding their interest and problems from the start:

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Writing, like every other art, cannot be learned wholly from books or lectures, but can be learned largely by experience. The best training is to start the task and persevere. The act of writing, like surgical techniques, must be learned the hard way, by practice and perseverance. Anyone can start writing but only a good writer can finish the task.
This review reflects the personal experience of the present author, who has extensive experience as an author, reviewer and editor.

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http://medium.com/mktodyssey/how-to-start-an-article-100-examples-of-article-introductions-4e293da0609c
http://www.masterclass.com/articles/how-to-write-a-good-article-quickly
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2090598X13001411
http://www.wikihow.com/Write-Articles