Thursday, December 15, 2016

How to write an article

  1. If you search "How to write an article" on Google there are 293,000,000 results.
  2. dictionary.com defines an article as "a written composition in prose, usually nonfiction, on a specific topic, forming an independent part of a book or other publication, as a newspaper or magazine".
  3. Dave Barry said:
    "In the past decade or so, the women's magazines have taken to running home-handyperson articles suggesting that women can learn to fix things just as well as men. These articles are apparently based on the ludicrous assumption that men know how to fix things, when in fact all they know how to do is look at things in a certain squinty-eyed manner, which they learned in Wood Shop; eventually, when enough things in the home are broken, they take a job requiring them to transfer to another home."
  4. This YouTube video is a song about articles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIJt_A0JVts
  5. Here's a personal anecdote: I once wrote an article.
  6. Not everyone gets irony.
  7. Show don't tell.
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