Writing can be a very time consuming and daunting task, unless you have the appropriate tools and resources that can facilitate and speed up your work, helping you rid yourself of frustrations and unnecessary delays. Some of the most effective writing tips and resources are:
- Use valid and credible resources. Depending on your niche there are several websites that can prove extremely helpful. If you are writing on a medical issue, check www.mayoclinic.com , if you are writing on a technical issue you can check WikiAnswers - The Q&A wiki or the http://www.answerbag.com. In any case you can just start your research at www.refdesk.com . Don’t forget that there are several online resources and encyclopaedias you can consult: Encyclopædia Britannica, Wikipedia or http://www.lib.umich.edu.
- Use a well appointed Word Processor. If you don’t want to use Microsoft word, there are many other processors that can prove much less unwieldy. ‘Article writer’ is software specifically for writers; it can help even the amateur writers develop a gripping abstract. www.jarte.com is also a website that offers a free and quite helpful word processor that promises to make writing easy and pleasant.
- Use Article Formatter: Article formatting systems can rid you of many hassles related to article writing. If for instance you need a text of 75 characters an article formatter can make your life much easier. Ezine Ad Formatter, Format-It and Note Tab Light are quite dependable and user friendly solutions. FWOFormatter will also give you character and word count and help you format your document to the right width according to your needs.
- Visit online Forums : A great way to find good ideas for articles is to read posts and publications at forums. Many people visit forums in order to ask questions, find a solution to a problem and tips for whatever issue they might have. There are some great forums that you can check online: Web Marketing & E-Commerce Forum, Profitalk, Seeds of Wisdom Forum, Kiki's Community Cafe.