Tips for Writing Complicated Articles

Tips for Writing Complicated Articles

Freelance bloggers write about a number of topics on a daily basis. Sometimes they write complicated articles about topics that are unfamiliar to them. These complicated articles can require a lot of time and research. They can also create considerable stress for bloggers who want to make sure that their pieces are factual. There are a number of ways to make writing complicated articles a little less complicated.

Find below the tips for writing complicated articles:

Brainstorm Complicated Articles

Freelancers should find a quiet place to gather their thoughts and do some brainstorming. Brainstorming can take as long as the blogger needs. It’s a good idea to have a notebook or electronic device handy, so when thoughts come to mind, the blogger can easily record them by writing or typing them.

For example, bloggers may have to write more complicated articles on drug treatment. To make such pieces easier, they can break down the assignments into separate tasks.

First, freelance bloggers can read the clients’ instructions to see what they require. If the clients provide links, they can visit the links and conduct other research to learn what types of rehab treatments are available.

Bloggers’ minds should be clear so they can decide how they want the article to proceed. During research, the bloggers can make notes and refer back to them while writing the article. Once bloggers know how they want to write an article and the material they want to include, they can begin writing.

Consult Outside Sources:

When writing a complicated article, sometimes all the information a blogger needs may not be available online. Sometimes outside resources can help considerably, such as interviews with family, friends, and facilities. For instance, if bloggers are writing about drug rehab treatments, they can contact professionals at facilities to answer some of their questions. The interviews wouldn’t have to be long, since bloggers frequently have short amounts of time to complete their articles. Contacting drug rehab facilities by email or through online forms are other ways to find more information on the topic.

Family and friends may also be good resources, especially if they have experienced drug rehab themselves. They may be able to answer some of the freelance bloggers’ questions and provide information for their articles. When conducting and quoting from interviews, bloggers don’t have to use real names. The idea is to help bloggers and their readers understand more about topics.

Public libraries may be other helpful resources. Bloggers can visit libraries to read journal articles, newspaper stories, or books on drug rehab treatment. Bloggers don’t have to read entire books but can take notes on relevant sections that can help when they begin to write. They may also look for pamphlets on drug treatment from libraries, treatment facilities, or health departments.

Search Other Sites:

Clients may provide bloggers with additional information to help them begin their articles, but sometimes their online links may not include enough information. That’s why using other sites may be a useful option.

Educational and medical sites may be particularly informative. One medical site that can be useful when writing about drug treatments is WebMD. Clients may want bloggers to include information about how other illnesses could be connected to drug and alcohol abuse. Medical information on sites such as WebMD might serve as sources for such data.

Videos are another resource to consider, including videos found on sites such as YouTube. Sometimes it may easier to understand a subject if someone explains it to you and provides visual images instead of just text. You can search for videos on your chosen topic, such as drug treatment. You can then view the videos and take notes that may relate to your article.

Use Personal Experiences:

Writing about your own experiences on the topic can make writing complicated articles a little easier. It may be easier to discuss how you’re feeling rather than talking to someone about it. Or, bloggers may not have experienced drug rehab, but they may know someone close to them who did. Bloggers can use these experiences to better understand topics and discuss them in their work.

In addition to describing the facts, bloggers can write about how topics make people feel certain emotions. They can do this discreetly. There’s no need to tell readers that this happened to you or give other people’s names. The idea of personal narratives may be to let readers know what can happen when someone goes to drug treatment and help them understand all aspects of the topic.

Never Copy Information:

Even though writing about certain topics may be complicated, bloggers should not plagiarize or copy information from sites or other sources without proper attribution. After reading and learning more about subjects, bloggers can put this information in their own words. Freelance bloggers should link back to their sources so that readers can see that what they’re reading is accurate.

When using information from others, always quote what the person says or put it in your own words. For example, a blogger can say a close family member said that when he or she was in rehab they had withdrawal symptoms and wanted to leave, but stayed because the staff was so supportive. Bloggers should consider using a person or facility’s name only if they have permission.

Avoid copying printed information on drug rehab and other topics as well. Bloggers should consider rephrasing material in their own words. The information they gather is a tool to use when bloggers begin to write complicated articles.

Edit Article:

After bloggers complete their articles, they should read the articles to ensure that they didn’t miss anything. They should make sure that they mentioned all the important points they wanted to discuss and included all of the links they wanted to add.

If they used pamphlets, books, and other sources as resources, they should cite them within the articles or at the end of the pieces. Another important step is using online tools such as Grammarly and Copyscape to make sure the article is 100 percent unique and uses proper grammar.

Writing about complicated articles can indeed be complicated. But, there are tips to make writing, researching, and polishing articles easier.


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About the Author

Adam Durnham is a freelance blogger from Detroit, Michigan who specializes in addiction, mental health, and recovery. He loves to run, write about various other topics, and play with his cat.