There is no doubt that we write best what we know best, and in most cases we each know a lot more about one or two topics than anything else.
Therefore, consider these article writing tips and write on topics that require little research because you already possess the knowledge.
For example a young single mother might easily be able to write about: household budgeting, caring for young children, amusing toddlers, rejuvenating second-hand clothes, but struggle when it comes to travel articles and night club reviews.
Everybody has topics they know about, writing informative articles on them not only will be quicker but having a selection of articles published relating to one topic will also give you a certain amount of credibility within that arena.
Learn how to Query
When you’re becoming a writer it’s often easier to write an article in full than to write a query letter about it. There is no doubt that the former may be easier but when you’ve learned all about writing a good query letter doing so will save you a lot of time and effort, and in many cases provide you with a higher percentage of ‘yes’s from editors. Don’t take the easy way out, learn how to write a query.
Know what rights you're selling
Different publications will ask for different Rights.
Always make sure you know what you're selling them, and never forget that selling All Rights on your articles means that you're giving up all ownership of them. So make sure that is what you want before you sign the contract or submit the work. Make sure you read our writers rights information
Rejections are never personal
Receiving rejection letters is just part of life for an article writer. They aren't personal. They aren't rejecting your skill as a writer. They aren't saying, 'Never send us anything else'. They aren't saying, 'We don't like you'. They are just saying, 'This last piece you sent us isn't what we need at the moment'.
Never take rejection letters personally or you'll find yourself never submitting any work and then you aren't even giving editors the chance to say they like your work.