Guest post from the prolific Wendy Jesson:
Nearly four years ago, I decided to start writing. It was bumpy and stressful at first. However, as I kept working at it, I found a rhythm. It got easier, more natural.
I’ve written around 400 articles for the website, familyshare.com. This is a site geared toward families—marriage, parenting, relationships, family activities, etc. We also tackle other topics like faith, health, mental health, and personal growth, etc.
Think back to high school for a minute. Not the drama parts, but your English classes. Remember learning how to write 5 paragraph essays? You know—the attention getter and thesis, 3 main points, and then your conclusion? That’s basically what I do. Who knew it would have a practical application?
Here is a simple rundown of how to write an article for some of these online sources.
Articles should be simple. Simple to write, and simple to read. Remember the people reading aren’t necessarily scholars, but they are smart. Find a balance so everyone can enjoy reading while they learn something new.
Just because it’s nonfiction, doesn’t mean it has to be boring.