Article and book writing tip

I thought I’d share with y’all a nice 3 step tip that I’ve picked up on over the years. I probably picked up the basis of this from a phone interview with Christ Knight, who’s the CEO of ezinearticles, but I digress.

Anyway, I really like this tip and I’m using it to some extent to finish up the book that I’m working on.

Here are the 3 steps:

1. Write an article that lists out, 7 steps to whatever.

Let’s say “7 tips to great vacation photos.”

Write one 400-500 word article that lists all 7 tips very briefly.

2. Write 7 more articles.

Each one focused on one of the 7 tips that you just wrote out in your first article. For maximum benefit, you need to make sure that each article stands on their own. Meaning don’t make them into a series of articles that reference each other.

Do that, and you have just created 8 (the original one, plus seven more) 400-500 word articles that you can market and distribute. All of them with high quality keyword rich content that you can point back to your site, or give away.

3. Put it all together.

Take these same 8 articles, and put them all together. Go into more detail on each of the steps, expand the opening premise, make sure that the articles cross reference each other and bam!

You’ve just created an 8 chapter book.

Conceivably, all this could be done in one day, but really about 2 days of focused and uninterrupted time should be enough.

What do you think about that?


Rafael is an aviation geek, a consumer advocate, a dad, a multiple personality blogger, a photographer, politically opinionated, a videographer and many other things as well.