Once you recognize the different types of articles and have come up with a list of target markets for your periodical material, you are finally ready to go to work on those manuscripts. The basic idea being that you do not write anything until you know who you are writing it for. At this point I want to offer you another tool to help you collect, organize and compile all your potential ideas.
ARTICLE IDEA FORM
Most writers I know are busy people who struggle to find time to write. They long for those free stretches of time when they can get to the typewriter or computer and let the words flow. Unfortunately those times come all too infrequently, and often when they do you sit down and realize you don’t have a clue as to where to start. Sure you have that folder full of ideas you’ve jotted on slips of paper, backs of envelopes or on old napkins, but for most of them you have “lost the vision” (or don’t have a clue as to what you had in mind). Because that seems to be true of most writers, I have come up with a simple form to help. (See tomorrow's blog).