Struggling to know what to write about? Perhaps you have the ideas but don’t know how to structure your article? Does it take just way too long to get the article written, it feels like way too much effort?
No matter how new, or even how experienced, you are at writing articles; there are several benefits to using article templates to help you write.
The templates themselves can be a source of article topic inspiration to help you get over that writers block.
Article templates can speed up the process of writing because they plainly lay out each section and give instruction for what needs to go into the section.
Article Templates help you conform to the article structure best practices; every article needs the following:
- A Headline/Title
- An Introduction
- The Body
- A Conclusion
- A Resource Box
A good article template will explain precisely what goes where in the article and depending on the type of article you are writing it will break down the sections even further into the specific types of information to include and the appropriate format to use.
There are a number of places to find article templates on the internet, and most good article writing courses will include several as part of the course.
EzineArticles itself provides a number of high quality article templates on their blog that you can use to aid your article writing efforts, including these three templates:
Question & Answer – Your target market are always going to have questions, and you have an opportunity to provide the answers. Providing quality answers to problems is a great way to showcase your knowledge and expertise.
How-To – Name a market that doesn’t need to know how to do something? There aren’t any, and this article template is one of the most useful for providing the steps you need to follow to create a great How-To article on almost any subject you can think of.
Things To Do – This template works for both pleasure and pain points of view – Things To Do, and Things To Avoid. Often times, you want to alert your readers to pain points they should avoid, based on your own experience of having done something, and this template lays out exactly what to include.
The templates all include title suggestions and format, what to include in the body of your article, and the format you should use to present the information, and other helpful tips related to the kind of article you are writing.
Have you used article templates in your article writing? I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments below.