Magazine Article Writing – How to Persuade, Entertain, and Educate Your Readers at the Same Time

Persuade, entertain, and educate your readers — this is your main goal if you’re writing articles for magazines. Here’s how you can make that happen:

1. Educate your readers. Ensure that you have in-depth knowledge on the topics that you’re discussing. It’s best if you have relevant first-hand experience so you can offer your readers with valuable, quality information. Don’t forget to do your research so you can obtain ample information and supporting data. Make sure that you do not leave any stone unturned. If you’re not an expert on the subject matter, interview some people who are. Doing this will make your articles sound more powerful.

2. Persuade your readers. If your main goal is to get your readers to believe in something, you’ve got to develop high level persuasion skills. It will help if you effectively present an argument to prove your point. It’s also not a bad idea if you present testimonials or opinions of other people who are experts on the subject matter or who have had first-hand experience.

3. Entertain your readers. A lot of people are reading magazines simply because they would like to be entertained. Don’t let them down. Start by writing your articles using friendly, conversational tone. Offer related stories, examples, and real-life experiences. Inject humor and visuals whenever you see fit. Don’t forget to make your articles easy on the eyes. Present each of your idea using very short paragraphs. Use subheadings and bullet list whenever possible. If your articles run for more than 2 pages, I suggest that you highlight the most important information that you’re giving out so your readers will easily find them.

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