This is wrapping things up. Our goal here is to review what we have said, as well as let the reader know what they should do next! Writing with intent is a great concept, and if you can figure out what you want the reader to do and tell them how to do it, you’ll get a lot more results for your hard work.

What should a reader do after reading your post? Here are some ideas

  • Like + Share
  • Comment
  • Opt into email list
  • Read another related post
  • Make a purchase

For this post, I just want to elicit some comments now. Eventually, I think I want to publish a page about kegging equipment and put some affiliate links on the page. I will then link to this page in my final paragraph to help people choose the right equipment for their homebrew kegging needs.

Again, we have a choice to be very basic if necessary. Essentially, you can just summarize each support idea and what they learned from reading. Add a ‘call to action’ that lets the read know what they should do next, and you've a full 5 sentences without thinking too much:

Sentence 1: General summary of post

Sentence 2: Summary of idea 1

Sentence 3: Summary of idea 2

Sentence 4: Summary of idea 3

Sentence 5: Call to Action

Here’s an example:

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Zeph23 Premium
Very interesting nathaniell.

It is simple, straight to the point and takes away the fear that comes with writing.

I can relate to this as a language teacher. Whenever I tell my students that we are writing a 500 word essay their first reaction is 'What on earth shall we do to have 500 words!"

But by the time I start breaking the process down, they realize it possible. Strange enough the end result is always amazing. That is holding them down to 500 words and not more. When they find the topic interesting, they always want go beyond that.
mrkmccllch Premium
Thx for that "Easy Way" to write a 500 word article, awesome actually. Reminds me of a strategy I once learned and had long forgotten... "Tell em what your going to tell em, tell em, tell em what you told em." There is definitely some comfort in a structured approach as a fall back or simply as a go-to.

Thx Again Nathaniell

paulkaz Premium
Wow Nathaniel, this is an awesome lesson and I have marked it as a favourite!

It really breaks down the process if creating an article. Before reading this I would probably have dived right in without a structure.

However, having a structure really does make it easier to write 500 words by taking it in bite sized chunks!

You are a born teacher Nathaniell, this is a fantastic post.
QFIntrepid Premium
Nathaneil, this tutorial was really informative to me. Thank you so much also for the embedded/linked articles by kyle. Being such a newbie on the whole SEO ranking & conversion rates concept, this really opened a valuable aspect to my thinking regime relative to content readiness. Once again just simply rad.
indahpermai Premium
This is really great! It makes everything a whole lot simpler. It's easy to follow. Nothing complicated. Very straight forward. This is very helpful. Thanks so much, Nate. I feel so much motivated now coz I was thinking on how to write a content coz I felt it was very difficult at first. Too many things to write & yet I have no idea how to arrange those. Plus things just got jumbled up once you've started writing. Thanks again, Nate!