How to Inventory Your Knowledge and Skills to Write Articles for wikiHow




Do you feel like you have a lot to offer to wikiHow? Hopefully, this article will draw upon your ideas to attain a few quality articles.

Steps

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    Map out what you know. Record on the WordPad of your computer or keep a notebook at your side for new ideas. Brainstorm alone or with others. Find brainstorm software online.
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    Consider your experiences. What do you like to do in your spare time? How have you maintained your health? Have you raised a child?
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    Consider your education. Have you taken craft classes, drawing lessons or an exercise class?
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    Ask your friends. They'll pick your brain to get those creative juices flowing and proofread your work. They'll remind you of things you didn't realize you knew and reassure you of your abilities with a certain topic.
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    Use another article as a basis or pattern for your own article. Look at the recipes or software articles. Try a new angle or a slightly different topic.
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    Check out the Suggested Topics. Find a familiar topic or do research on an unfamiliar topic.
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    Browse the wikiHow categories. Find inspiration by searching through the multitude of sub-categories. Look for a subject of interest or add your knowledge to an existing article. Reflect upon your own insights and outlook.

Tips

  • There are many Online Writing Labs (OWLS) to research grammar, punctuation, spelling and many other topics.
  • Duplicate articles will eventually be deleted or merged into another article.

Article Info

Categories: Writing and Editing