Colleague Adam Urbanski also advocates writing a list to jump start your article writing process. Here’s his article, Six Easy Steps to Marketing Your Business With Articles and here’s an excerpt:
"Begin with listing ideas you want to cover, write down key words and phrases you would like to use… Next, write a paragraph on each idea or key word you listed. Add examples and stories to illustrate your points, list additional resources. .. Spend time creating a strong opening and a good summary or call to action to close your article."
The more you read about a technique or tip, the more variations on it, and the more you hear it from different sources, the more likely you are to remember it, and to try it out. So it is my pleasure to share Adam’s well-written article with you (he has others you might want to check on on the site.)
If you know of other experts who promote the list-writing technique, let me know (besides Jeff Herring of course!).