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Do You Brainstorm Your Article Ideas?

Aug 9th 2010 at 10:54 PM

Are you an article writer? If so, how do you write your
articles? Do you brainstorm? If not, you may want to think
about doing so. After a close examination, you will see exactly
how brainstorming can help you, when it comes to writing
articles.

Before examining the benefit of using brainstorming to write
articles, it is important that you first understand exactly what
brainstorming is. Brainstorming is a technique that is used in
many different situations, not just article writing. In most
cases, brainstorming is used in problem solving. When it comes
to article writing, that problem may be exactly what to write or
even how to write it. The most effective way to brainstorm is
to write down all of your ideas as they come to you. Whether or
not you use those ideas will be completely up to you, but at
least you will have them recorded on paper.

One of the hardest parts of brainstorming is coming up with
ideas. If you are an article writer, you are urged to have a
pen and paper handy at all times. This will be very helpful to
you, as many writers develop ideas at some of the most
inconvenient times. In addition to sitting down and recording
ideas that you, yourself, have thought of, you can also do a
little bit of research. The easiest way to do this research is
online. Search engines and article directories can be your best
sources of information. You should perform standard internet
searches on topics that interest you or topics that you are
willing to write about. Searching the internet is one of the
best ways to get ideas for your articles. You can take those
ideas and then brainstorm from there. In fact, you next step
may want to be creating an outline for yourself. Outlines are
just as beneficial to article writers as brainstorming is.

Now that you know exactly what brainstorming is, what it
entails, and how to get brainstorming ideas, you may be
wondering exactly why you should do it. The most obvious reason
why you should use brainstorming to your advantage is to come up
with ideas. There are many article writers who claim that they
easily run out of ideas for new articles. With an unlimited
number of topics at your fingertips, this should never happen.
As an article writer, you should always have something to write
about. This is where brainstorming can come in. For instance,
do you know that you could take an article topic that you
already used to create a brand new article? Say that you wrote
an article on giving gift baskets as a wedding gift. When
sitting down and thinking, or brainstorming, you may be able to
get other gift basket article ideas, such as gift baskets for
Christmas or even how to make your own gift baskets.

Another one of the many benefits to brainstorming is that the
ideas often just keep on flowing. As it was mentioned above, if
you wrote an article on gift baskets making great wedding gifts,
you need to disassociate yourself from wedding gifts and just
focus on gift baskets. Once you do so, it is likely that your
mind will be filled with ideas. Making brainstorming as easy
and as simple as it can be is one of the best ways to come up
with the most ideas. And, as previously mentioned, you don’t
have to come up with ideas on your own. You can use your local
library, search engines, article directories, and online forums
to help you brainstorm and generate ideas for your articles. In
fact, the more tools that you use, the better results your
brainstorming sessions may produce.

As you can see, there are a number of benefits to taking the
time to brainstorm. To make brainstorming as effective as can
be, you are urged to brainstorm in an area that you feel
comfortable in. Whether this area is in front of your computer
or outside basking in the sunshine; comfort is the key to a
successful brainstorming session.

To Your Online Success,
Pius Mwansa, Owner, New Rich Report

P.S. Although you may feel as if you have run out of articles to
write, you are advised against going with your first impulse.
When brainstorming, you are almost always guaranteed to come up
with a whole collection

2 comments
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Dec 14th 2013 at 2:06 PM by alternative
I love brainstorming. I use it for teaching and creative writing. Both useful and fun!
   
Aug 13th 2010 at 10:01 PM by GTBulmer
Hello, Pius: Very good article on how to brainstorm your article ideas. You have given some great tips and insight. As a home-based freelance writer, I find myself using some of these brainstorming techniques from time to time.

Sometimes, you need to write something but you don't really know how to put it all together. I find that if I have a bunch of ideas brainstormed already, all I have to do is just start writing, and very quickly, the article starts to take shape and begins to flow. You can always revise the it after the first draft is done. :-)
   

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