Jam on the Breaks When You Start Getting Off Topic

By Lisa A Mason

There are times when you start writing and you just love the topic. Because of your enjoyment of it, you may find yourself getting more in depth than you planned and
possibly even moving off topic. It is important to stay on topic and to keep within the word count of the article. It is easy to get lost and just start writing and
lose track of time but these tips can help you jam on the breaks when you start getting off topic:

Proof Read Every Paragraph – If you stop and proofread every paragraph as you go, you are less inclined to run on and on. You can get a grip on the topic and move to
the next paragraph. Now this does not mean that you are checking for spelling and grammar because you should do that at the end, but you should simply be checking for
content. You can always fix any errors that you find of course, but this should not be an editing session.

Do Not Research as You Go – It can be easy to simply get an idea for an article and start writing, when you get stuck, do the research to finish it. This is not a good
way to work because you may not even realize that you are not staying on topic at all. Instead, get all your research done before hand so you have a good working
knowledge of the topic.

Have a Basic Outline – Some writers find that starting each article with an outline on what each paragraph says makes the writing process easier. It also helps to keep
you on topic because you are following a set pattern. Since we make money by the article and not the time we spend working so make it a quick little outline that
simply keeps you on track.
It can be very easy to get rolling along just to find that you have completely missed the mark on the topic of your article. This means time wasted and time wasted is
money lost for writers. If you proof read and research as you go as well start with a basic outline, you should have no problems getting off topic.

About the Author:

Lisa Mason is a [http://www.writerlisamason.com/]freelance writer with a specialty in Internet content and SEO articles and the author of How to Earn a Living Writing
for the Internet. She has written thousands of articles, hundreds of ebooks and thousands of website pages and related content in more than 10 years as a professional
writer.

See her website for a free article writing template guide as well as more [http://www.mywritingtips.com/]writing tips and info on the writing services she offers.

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