Article Writing: Brainstorming Good Ideas

Posted on February 19th, 2009

Article writing starts with a good idea, a message that presents something new to the world. Even if your idea is not that brand new and innovational, you still base article writing on some key idea.

So, brainstorming ideas for article writing is just as important as the writing process itself. Therefore, you really need to know some brainstorming techniques that can help you find this key message of your article.

Brainstorming techniques for your article writing:

  • Drawing circles.
    This brainstorming technique does not require you to be an artist. You need to take a piece of paper and draw a big circle in the center and a few smaller circles outside of it. Then, write your area of research in the central circle, whereas the surrounding circles should be filled with all your associations and ideas on the issue of the central circle. This way you will make a net of ideas and associations, each of them might become your new article topic.
  • Discussing the issue with your friends.
    Your friends should not be experts in the field you are writing about. To get some ideas for your article writing, you should ask them to provide you with some of their ideas on the subject. Even if they are no good, sooner or later you will be able to “deduct” your own idea formula from their chaotic and irrelevant suggestions and thoughts.

Certainly, you can try both of the techniques for your article writing. If none of them works, you should go to the library and go through a few books, magazines to find something interesting to write about.

May your brainstorming session be productive!

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