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How to Write A Powerful Article

March 15, 2022

When it comes to writing a powerful article, speech, or poem many things come into play. Sometimes people may wonder what to write about or how to get the reader’s attention. Well, what I’m going to try to do is help with all of the problems that you may have when it comes to writing.

1. Find What to Write About.

When looking for what to write about multiple different factors come into play. You may not know what to write about and how to write about it. A lot of times I will just sit down and start talking or just start writing. It usually isn’t about anything, when doing this helps the creative side of the brain start producing ideas. This will usually relate to how you are feeling at the moment. If you’re angry your writing may come off as more aggressive. If you are in love your writing may come off as more romantic. But, the most important thing is to…

2. Write About Something You Care About

When writing you should always write about something that you care about. By doing this it allows you to speak almost carefree. It makes the message more meaningful. It makes what you’re writing about more personable, making it easier for your audience to understand. If you were to take me as an example I like to write and talk about politics and social sciences. Liking to learn about these things and talk about these things makes it easier to write about. Another way to make a powerful message is…

3. Write About something Relevant

When writing about something relevant you bring power to the message. It makes it better for the reader to relate. It brings it to be easier for the writing to connect to the reader. For example, if I were to write about political science, I would write about the recent political choices within the world or America. Some of the topics may be about the war between Russia and Ukraine. Or about the Critical Race Theory (CRT). One of the best examples of writing about something relevant is the book “The Matter of Black Lives”:

This book has multiple writings from James Baldwin to Toni Morrison. Most of them still hold the same problems and power and are still relevant today as they were when they were first written.

4. Your Word Choice Matters (Use Your Words Wisely)

Your word choice matters, this cannot be stressed enough. The words you use can affect the impact that your writing could potentially hold. When you use complex but simple words it makes it better for you as the writer to write but also for the reader to read. When writing you may have writer’s block. This happens with a lot of great writers. You may be stuck because you want to use a word but the format of the sentence may not work for the word. Using the right words can make a difference. Words hold power and mean a lot more to people than you think. This leads to a more important topic… Don’t use curse words. Curse words do hold power but, they also dilute the meaning and power of the message. Authors such as Kathryn Stockett who wrote “The Help” never used any profanity.


All of these four steps will help you in your journey of creating powerful, meaningful, and relevant writings. The more you write the more people can learn through you. The more people can learn through you the more people will get different perspectives of what others think.

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    Showayane WallaceMar 27, 2022 at 1:04 PM

    I love how informative this is and how it really helps everyone, whether they know how to write articles or not.

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    Grace ShongoMar 17, 2022 at 8:34 AM

    Thank You! So informative!

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    Ariel OlfusMar 17, 2022 at 7:57 AM

    This a good article to help people to write articles, and if they already know how then they can write them better.

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    Caine BlakeMar 16, 2022 at 2:08 PM

    What a great article explaining how to write articles, it clearly outlines some simple steps kids without direction can take. Preciate it!

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    Sean HallMar 16, 2022 at 1:41 PM

    I feel like this article was necessary because many journalism students have no idea how to properly write an article. So even though someone might be pumping out 15 articles a month… if the quality of the articles are low, then it doesn’t hold up as much as it would if the quality was higher but with a lesser amount of articles.

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    marshall mangoMar 16, 2022 at 8:19 AM

    I like the way you structured this article .

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    Amiyah DardenMar 16, 2022 at 7:59 AM

    I feel like this would help some of those students who still find themselves struggling to find something to write about

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      Desmond BenjaminMar 16, 2022 at 11:17 AM

      The entire purpose of this article was to help other writers or anybody in general to make more powerful writings. I’m glad that all of you enjoy my writings it takes a while in order to write these different articles like my “I Have A Dream…” article.

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    denay thompsonMar 15, 2022 at 8:28 PM

    Thanks this is very helpful.

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    Layla PeetsMar 15, 2022 at 5:22 PM

    Thank you for this new information.

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    Jennifer TamayoMar 15, 2022 at 1:52 PM

    The way you organized the picture and paragraphs are good.

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    jahmal leithMar 15, 2022 at 1:46 PM

    Thank you this was really helpful.