Introduction

Article writing templates are a useful device that anyone one can use to produce an article for an article directory or for a blog or website. They are useful because they give you a structure which can help to generate ideas and show you how to lay the article out. Templates can be used over and over again in different contexts and can be applied to any niche.

Article Templates

In this tutorial there are 4 easy to use templates.
  1. Top Ten ... Article Template
  2. How to ...Article Template
  3. Why ... Article Template
  4. Mistakes to Avoid ... Writing Template
In each case I have given examples of article titles for different niche to illustrate what I'm saying. Be aware - I didn't look up any specific keywords for these examples. When you write an article you will have a keyword.

Although I have given suggestions on the number of sentences you might use at each stage - these are only guidelines and you should adapt them to suit your context.

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Hi Beverly,

I've been struggling with writing for a while so I've been searching around for at least something like these templates. I forgot about checking here at WA. I had a look today and found your training and guess what, I will stick to these templates until I am confident to tackle other writings.

Once again, thank you very much.
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Who What When Where Why and How Much... you covered a lot!
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peterma Premium
Hi Beverly, thanks for the training, I'll definitely use the templates. An update would be nice if there's anything to add. Thanks and I wish you the very best and I'm following your link.
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rileyroman Premium
Very informative and easy to grasp the concepts ~ thank you, riley
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BIS Premium
Thank you - this resource is five years old but still relevant. I have only just come back to WA after a break - so perhaps I should do a new one!
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PeterN1843 Premium
This tutorial about article writing templates was so helpful. I learned a lot. Thank you for sharing Beverley. I will definitely follow these guidelines for writing my web pages!

Peter
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Antal9 Premium
This is really helpful! :)
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SurfBrian Premium
Great structure to the templates! I'm planning on use these in my site structures.
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HoraceT Premium
Wow! I'm so glad I clicked on your profile and found this training. This is exactly what I need right now. Thank you very much for posting and sharing your knowledge.
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addgypsee83 Premium
Thank you so much for breaking that down. I was struggling on my content writing and that just helped so much!
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seconds2work Premium
Good work. Glad I found this one. I truly like your work. Thanks for being here.
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bigarchie Premium
This article helps me a lot. Thanks
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SergioATP Premium
This tutorial most certainly is going to help me and many others.
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ELaNere1 Premium
Thank you for this information. You have made it so easy to follow.
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rflagler Premium
Can't thank you enough, this tutorial most certainly is going to help me and many others. I want to share it.
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John1965 Premium
Great info! Thank you for sharing it. I'm following you now as a result of this excellent tutorial.
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JohnA78 Premium
Yogi Berra once said "You can observe a lot by just watching."
I've seen many websites use these tactics but it didn't dawn on me to use them for my own until now.
Thanks a bunch and best wishes to you!
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Damien1982 Premium
Thank you very much for this usefull Lesson .
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Cynthiah1 Premium
super. Thanks so much!
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morganhadley Premium
Thanks for posting! Been trying to work through writer's block for days!!!
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prmm122585 Premium
I Like your tutorial! I'll try this..Thank you!
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littlevideoguy Premium
thanks for sharing..here is a piece I hope to share..cheers!
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littlevideoguy Premium
thanks for sharing..here is a piece I hope to share..cheers!
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MilodonHemi Premium
Good information, thanks.
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Rickg7 Premium
Very helpful. Thank you
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AriefWibowo Premium
These templates are simple but powerful. Thanks.
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Spectacular1 Premium
The templates really simplify writing your article. Nice tool!
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mskauai Premium
Thank you Bev !! You ROCK !!
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WilsonJeremy Premium
I agree! You Rock! :-)

Wilson
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Wow this was very insightful , i almost forgot how fun this could be
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dragon101999 Premium
thanks for the guides line....
it's help me a lot.. :)
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WilsonJeremy Premium
I like your article on Article Templates BIS...I am going to share this on my Social Media sites! :-)

All The Best,
Jeremy David Wilson
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Pdb5678 Premium
Thanks for your help on writing article templates.
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DavidHower Premium
I needed this. Thanks for the help!
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SRolx Premium
These are great! Thanks for your help!
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IamnIcan Premium
loved the templates
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KBush Premium
Thank you for the Great advise. It will be nice to have these templets to go to, when writing content.
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YankeeWolfe Premium
Thank you for this great advice!
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LornaAllen Premium
Great advice Beverley - I will definitely use!
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Milla757 Premium
Very helpful!
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Adeng Premium
Thank you so much Beverley:)
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msmyell2 Premium
Very helpful information. It certainly cuts down on trying to reinvent the wheel. Thanks Beverly.
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BIS Premium
Thanks. I hope you can make them work for you.
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snrholt Premium
Very helpful information and suggestions.
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BIS Premium
Thank you. Hope you find them useful.
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KBush Premium
Thanks for the information
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BIS Premium
Thank you. Hope you find it useful. :) Beverley
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kitten76 Premium
very informative, thank you
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BIS Premium
Thank you
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ProsprusSeth Premium
Great stuff BIS! Thank you
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BIS Premium
Thanks - glad you like it.
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whitelighter Premium
Thank You for this tutorial. Writing is not my forte and your templates will be most helpful to me.
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kellycarpent Premium
Thank heaven for these guidelines, I am licensed builder and when ever in doubt about what you are building go back to the details and direction on the blue prints. Your safe.
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BIS Premium
Thanks. Hope you find them useful.
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This tutorial has been really helpful to me. I will definitely have to consider the guidelines when writing my articles!
Thanks Beverley and keep on with the good work!
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BIS Premium
Thanks David. Hope you find it useful.
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SQUIRRELL Premium
Thanx Bev Some days I don't feel as if I have learnt anything at all. I am waiting for the "light bulb to stay lit". Will work on my writing technique as a number 1 priority. :))
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BIS Premium
It may not feel like it - but of course you have learned things - you can't help it, if you've been following the training and taken some action.

(P.s. - I hate being called Bev - It's Beverley)
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SQUIRRELL Premium
Hi Bev
I dont want to sound as though I am in a hurry but could you tell me how long does it take to be a competent website developer? (how long did it take you?)
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BIS Premium
I don't actually consider myself a website developer. I specialise in creating content for websites and although good - I'm still learning. But however, you want to see yourself, there is no specific timeframe. Read, take action, review, rinse and repeat. Some people get there within 6 months some longer.
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Some useful ideas and examples in this tutorial, thank you for sharing.
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BIS Premium
Thank you. Glad you like it.
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alente Premium
very helpful,thank you
Tom
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BIS Premium
Thanks Tom - hope you find them useful
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DoubleTap Premium
Thank ya' for a great tute Beverley!!!
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BIS Premium
Thanks. Hope you find it useful.
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Profmiss Premium
Thanks Beverly for the breakdown of the templates. It gives me food for thought and a better idea on how to start. This was insightful information.
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BIS Premium
Thanks. Glad you found it useful :)Beverley
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elske Premium
Really useful tips, thanks!
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BIS Premium
Thank you. Glad you like it.
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sthughs14 Premium
Thanks for sharing Beverley, this has helped me no end
Dave
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BIS Premium
My pleasure Dave. Hope you find them useful. :) Beverley
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Very helpful thank you!
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BIS Premium
My pleasure
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alexzw Premium
Good work Beverley. A good idea to use a template. Life can be easy with the help here at WA.
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BIS Premium
Lol- you still have to write the article!
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jodymiller Premium
Great great guide, Beverly. So useful. Implementing now! :-)
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BIS Premium
Thanks Jody. I hope you find it useful.
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HarJac Premium
Great article. Thank you, Beverley.
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BIS Premium
Thanks Harvey.
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mackiejw Premium
Like always. Great advise and NICHE IDEAS at the same time. Thanks Beverly
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BIS Premium
Thanks John. Glad you like it.
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jyoder101 Premium
Great advice...
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BIS Premium
Thank you. Glad you think so
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andygiffy Premium
very useful. This sets out a good formula for article writing, thankyou
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BIS Premium
My pleasure
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andygiffy Premium
:)
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HappyDots Premium
Beverley, these article templates will be great as topic starters and helping us in structuring our writing. I'll visit this again when I write my next blog posts. Thank you!
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BIS Premium
Thank you. Hope you find them useful.
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freedomforus Premium
BIS - AMEN to all that you are saying. This one article could mean $$$ thousands to 1000's of WAU members. NOT COULD but rather will (or is). This rookie has learned that content is "KING!'. Right??? THX! Larry freedomforus
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BIS Premium
Thanks Larry!
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RayT Premium
Hi Bis. Thanks for putting together this tutorial. Your templates will be a great help for me. Again, thanks.
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BIS Premium
Thanks Ray - glad you found it useful. There are a lot of free ones on the net if you just search.
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rickbcf1 Premium
This will definitely help me develop my writing style. I appreciate that.
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BIS Premium
Thanks - hope you find it useful. The joy of using a template is that you can use the style over again and there are a lot of other ones freely available.
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Crystal2010 Premium
This was very good thanks
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BIS Premium
Thanks Crystal. Hope you find them useful
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iamrobert Premium
Hi Bis, Thanks for this tutorial as it works for my keep it simple ways. There is no doubt that Templates simplify things and allows you to concentrate on one section at a time. This works for me.
thank-you
Robert
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BIS Premium
Hi Robert
Thanks - Glad you found it useful
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chuckw9 Premium
Hello Bis, great article... writing articles has been a weakness for me.... but your article helped... thx
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BIS Premium
Thanks Chuck. Glad you found it useful.
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MarvH Premium
Bis, I just looked at some of your articles on Street Articles. You are quite amazing to have written that many.. So with that experience I will be following you and I love your templates..
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BIS Premium
Thanks Marv. That's really kind of you.

Beverley
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The Crazy Guru Premium
Thanks, I love this!...very helpful
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BIS Premium
Thanks - glad you found it useful
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findingemo Premium
Hi Beverley,

I read this the first week I was here but didn't comment. As I struggle with structure I decided to re-visit this tutorial, this time taking plenty of notes.

Thanks for another fantastic contribution to help the beginner writer write better. :)

Patty :)
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BIS Premium
Thanks Patty.

Templates are useful and can be used over and over again. I've only given 4 examples here but there are many others.
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dreadless19 Premium
thanks for sharing this tutorial BIS... it has helped me to start my content writing which I've been stuck on for last few days!
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BIS Premium
Hi Teresa
Glad you found it useful. Good luck with the writing

Best wishes

Beverley
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Mike Morales Premium
Great information as usual but ideally, how many words should an article contain?

“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.”

Sorry, I had young ones years ago and this just sticks in my head :)
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BIS Premium
Nice quote - I hadn't heard this one before.

You know I always think of Mozart when he was criticised for putting 'too many notes' and he said there were 'just as many notes as there needed to be'

We may not be on the same level with our writing as his musical skills but sometimes it has to be intuitive.

Lots of people will say that as directories state a minimum of 400 words if you're submitting an article which links to your website then you want to write as close to that number as you can so you don't put in effort that you could use on your web pages.

However, I personally write more in the region of 500 - 550 - because it suits my style of writing.

The length of an article on your website will vary. I know someone who runs a site with articles that are only ever 300 words. However, they vary in length - anything from 250 to 1,000. Landing pages are often longer

So I can't give you an exact answer. Your writing needs to be succinct, compelling and easy to read and that applies whatever the length.

Hope that helps
Beverley
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Mike Morales Premium
Yes, that helps. I know that there are new members here that are really new to writing articles and I thought that this may answer a few unasked questions.

Oh, and the quote is from Dr.Seuss lol. I read these to my kids when they were young.
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Thanks Veronica, I read through the Internet Marketing for Newbies, and believe it helped a lot... and I'm glad about the templates...very helpful!
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BIS Premium
Glad you found them useful.

Beverley
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Thanks Beverley, I took notes and this article has been very helpful. :)
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BIS Premium
Glad you found it useful. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
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Very Useful Indeed
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BIS Premium
Thank you. Glad you found it useful. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Beverley
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BIS Premium
Thanks for taking the time to comment. Hope you find it useful

Beverley
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Very informative with an easy to understand tutorial . A good foot step for a newbie . Thank you.
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marycascio Premium
Thank you for taking the time to share this helpful information with all of us. These are some terrific templates and will help people to write quality content that is structured and will make sense! Thanks again :)
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BIS Premium
Thanks Mary for taking the time to comment. Hope you find them useful

Beverley
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trudisells Premium
Thank you. Very informative and plan on incorporating.
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BIS Premium
Thanks. Hope you find it useful
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bigstevec Premium
breaking down anything into structural components is always useful - especially a guideline to avoid verbosity in your article - sometimes people have a tendency to ramble causing most readers lose interest - thank you
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BIS Premium
Thanks Steve. You're right some people do have a tendency to ramble. It's easy to do if you have a lot to say - but as only 16% of people are alleged to read everything on a page it's wise to keep it succinct.
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inner1beauty Premium
Excellent and easy to incorporate into my writing. Thanks for sharing!
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BIS Premium
Thanks Sonya. Hope you find it useful.

Beverley
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Absolutely brilliant! Writing content seems easier all of a sudden now!
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BIS Premium
Thank you. Good luck with your writing.

Beverley
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williamhall Premium
good tutorial, Beverly! I will use the template to see if I can write a stronger article.
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BIS Premium
Thanks William

I hope you find it useful

Beverley
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joyceosborn Premium
Good information for writing articles. Just what I needed. Thanks.

Joyce
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BIS Premium
Thanks Joyce

Glad you've found it useful.

Beverley
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Tikafitz Premium
I like your instructions, very easy to understand and will definitely give it a try!
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BIS Premium
Thank you. If you need any help - let me know.
Beverley
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Sir William Premium
Once again very nice , Thanks
I will be running over to street articles to check some of them out.
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BIS Premium
Thank you. There's a lot there!
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Shawn Martin Premium
Thanks, always nice to have a guide.
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BIS Premium
Thanks Shawn. You've been knocking out articles at a fast pace for your water site but it may give you a couple of extra ideas
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Shawn Martin Premium
You bet I got some ideas. Good job onthis!
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riverrock Premium
This has been very helpful...thank you for this tutorial.
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BIS Premium
Thanks for taking the time to comment. Glad you enjoyed it.
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skiergal Premium
This is great information. I've added it to my list of reference articles.
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BIS Premium
Thank you - glad you found it useful

Beverley
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veronica.l Premium
Great training Beverley, very clear and to the point.
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BIS Premium
Thanks Veronica - I was thinking about you when I used a travel niche as one of the examples.
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veronica.l Premium
I saw that you "snuck" that in :)
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reefswimmer Premium
Hey Beverley---thx for such a straightforward clear tutorial. and for those of us who would like a little more---thx for the suggestion that we check out your writing on Street Articles. Wow, you have written over 300 !
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BIS Premium
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I shall probably to a follow up tutorial, but I just wanted to get one done for anyone struggling to think of something to write. I'm lucky I find it easy, but I know a lot of people don't.
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Salem Premium
Thanks BIS. Appreciated.
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BIS Premium
Thanks Salem - Hope it helps and thanks for taking the time to comment.

Beverley
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