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How To Write A 400-Word Article For Ezine In An Hour

How To Write a 400 Word-Article for Ezine in an Hour

You can write anything quickly if you have the facts. Sometimes, it’s not only a hundred words, but more, in an hour. If you’re an expert in the field you will write about, you can make lots of books (of course, with patience).

Now, I am writing for more than a year at Ezine This opportunity truly helped me in my writing endeavor (Thank God!). Ezine is a community of experts in several fields sharing their knowledge online. The writer, the reader, and Ezine : all benefits in sharing the materials written for global literacy.

I. How to write it quickly:

1. Know your expertise.
2. Gather data and examples.
3. Make an outline.
4. Make a title.
5. At least, make a striking beginning sentence.
6. Develop the ideas. Make paragraphs by narrating, comparing, or giving examples.
7. Make an ending sentence.
8. Check your work for errors and rewrite.
9. Submit to Ezine articles online.

II. The Professional Approach:


Gifts Guys Would Like to Have

Four Gifts Every Guy Would Love

Guys are said to be powerful creatures. What would they want as a gift, maybe for valentine or on special occasions?

They would want a lot and more, because guys are never satisfied even if they almost have everything. Of course, no one can deny an ATM card and kisses. Right?

Well, some would want a tie, a cellphone, a laptop, a new shirt, a trainer, a new wallet, an expensive watch or perfume, or their favorite food. If you are rich, maybe a car or a prestigious position. Fiction says, “Guys have alien hormones.” So what do they really like aside from sex, estate, and power?

Let us quantify the love word as a gift for them. No more, no less, it’s intangible and could not give any physical or material satisfaction.

Here’s the acrostic I invented, I thought guys would ponder on these as gifts: L for love, O for obedience, V for vow, and E for eating.

Love. So a girl/ anyone can give him love in a marriage or commitment

Obedience. This gi…

IKEBANA: Sensitivity and Tranquility of Flower Art

IKEBANA: Sensitivity and Tranquility of Flower Art

Japanese are known for their sensitivity and love for nature. Ikebana is Japanese art in flower arrangement that shows the relationship of sky, earth, and man. Centuries ago, the first students and teachers of Ikebana were monks. Solitude is necessary during the process of arranging the flowers. Tranquility of the heart is attained after the finished project.

Let us learn how Norie (Tanabe), a Japanese professional describes Ikebana.

Question: What is Ikebana?

Norie: Ikebana is one of the Japanese’ traditional lessons, especially for women. In the usual Ikebana, the teacher gives students some flowers and the students decorate by themselves on the flower plate called "Kaki.”

We decide a chosen flower and decorate it by free emotion and feeling. That is why the quality of finished project /article depends on the sensitivity.

If our mental condition couldn't settle down, the quality of article would not be complet…

How Online Classes Work

How Online Classes Work

An Online Class is a class using the internet. It can be any tutorial class, a conversation class, or an ESL class, among others.

Usually, those who get online classes are students and/or professionals who can’t find a convenient schedule and /or are saving on travel time due to other important concerns like other work schedules.

How does this work?

There are accredited schools and qualified and experienced freelance teachers offering their services online. In some cases, referrals are necessary for the payment and the quality of expertise the teacher can deliver.

In a Basic Grammar class for example, an online class is supposed to have what a regular class can offer. If the teacher has taught a Basic Grammar class for years, of course, he/she knows exactly what to give the students. If the teacher has taught English in a Language Center, then the teacher with his/her years of teaching experience can teach the language online. Materials must be upda…


June 24, 2010

Respect for the Dead

“Unto thy hands O Lord, we commend our spirit.” I patterned this prayer to Jesus’ seven last words on the cross which is “Father, into Your hands I commit my spirit.”

These words impart trusting a promise. These words assure that a Father is waiting in all channels of a journey. Here is believing in someone named “God and Creator.”

Death is a solemn passing when each one has to say “Goodbye, until we meet again...” That is if we believe, there is a Father we could run to and be home with forever.

If someone will die, he needs a sacrament and/or prayers preparing him to meet his God.

During the wake, a reunion of relatives and close friends come very solemn. Tears of joy and sadness blend in the atmosphere of acceptance and unselfish giving of the self to each other and the bereaved family.

Here is a story.

When my mother died this May 2010, I witnessed how everyone tried to help.

I saw in this brief special moments how her siblings, in their p…

How To Write Essays on a Deadline

June 22, 2010

How To Write Essays Quickly On A Deadline

Essays are supposed to give enough information and featured facts. They’re supposed to tell the truth with coherence without deleting a logical and unique form.

If you are commissioned to write an essay and/or article or a story for a publication, you have to be serious at this matter. Editors wouldn’t like writers who cannot submit on a deadline. They abhor irresponsible writers who are just for a show and making promises, but not submitting on time.

In the Philippines, I have worked with respectable editors like Melba Bartolome of Women’s, Dinah Ventura of Tribune, Nancy Reyes – Lumen of Cook, Reynaldo Duque of Liwayway, Danilo Meneses of Dandelion, Mona Gonzalez, Ricky Lo of Philippine Star, Eugene Asis of Peoples, Leoncio Castillo of Buy and Sell, Dave Frias of Wealthline International, and June Ranera of Rogate Ergo, among others; and I thank them all (forever and ever), for teaching me the guidelines of good writing…

Helping Educators Help nThe Youth

Around the world nations have various intellectual capital inherited from ancestors of different cultures and religion. Every education curriculum stresses English, Science, Math, History, Social Studies, and each a National Language subject, as investment on character and love for country and people.

From time to time, nations need to help educators help the youth, as an essential to an educated society. Each strives to be one with global literacy where each person can share and learn with equal opportunities for progress.

Surveys tell us these guidelines:

Public and private communities have to work together. The government has to implement strengthening of teachers that could be role models to the youth/students. School buildings have to be given priorities for improvement, as do quality workshops and even out-of-school programs must reach out to the poor and their parents.

Schools are hoping to produce graduates of the public school system who have the skills and values to cont…

Article Writing Process

June 16, 2010

The Article Writing Process

Article writing is flooding online.

Whereas before, article writing could only be learned in schools and work places; and articles could only be read in books, newspapers, and magazines, among others.

Just anyone can learn how to write an article by trying to talk about a subject and/or a topic. Of course, facts must be gathered first from different sources like interviews, surveys, and research.

It is impossible to write something that you do not know and you aren’t interested about. If so, your articles will not be interesting because readers need a lot of meat and materials to be entertained or to learn something about.

Articles are written differently for specific audiences and specific purposes. You have to know what you are writing, and who you are writing for. What is your goal? Or are you just trying to please your readers? No, you cannot please readers; but you can always offer your ideas. It’s like offering a product …

Surviving as a Freelance Writer

Surviving as a Freelance Writer

“You are a writer?”

“Yes, I am.”


Many people would say, “You’re fantastic!.” But some wouldn’t even dare to be a writer because people would say, “A writer would never get rich, and there is no money in writing, and maybe – some artists would die hungry.”

This might be scary. But the fact that serious writing is extraordinary, the gift of writing must be valued as breath.

Surviving as free lance writer is a challenging job. Yes, you can do any work on the side ( as long as its respectful). In fact, most free lance writers have two or more regular jobs. In many cases, free lance writers are both writers and teachers.

Others also try special writing projects, tutoring, selling, engaging in small businesses (like cooking brownies, etc.), and PR work among others.

The other work will support the free lance writing in situations there is no money yet. As a free lance writer: you’ve got no boss, no permanent work associates, no transport…

Humor Gone Awry

Humor Gone Awry: Funny Phrases for Parting Friends

Parting involves sad, sad stories; yet sometimes saying goodbye comes to be funny after you've realized you over-reacted.

1. “Please don’t leave me.” It ’s begging attention. “Why are you a baby?

2. “I will die without you.” This is manipulation.

3. “Friends forever.” Are we tying a knot? Of course, friends are forever.

4. “You are my all.” I couldn’t be your all. Even spouses and families part for sometime.

5. “You are my life.” I’ve always said this, but in vain. This is super funny!

6. “I will send you a package and lots of letters.” These can be just petty promises. He/She will be very busy; how can one bother to spend and write most of the time.

7. “Be there when you’ll call.” Nope.

8. “I will be missing so much.” You will only miss me for one day.

And more.

Of course parting is so, so sad. But it’s a part of life. One has to adjust to changing situations because nothing is permanent.

From things to the m…

Restaurant Review: "I'm Not Okay"

What to do if you had to write a bad restaurant review?

Say "I'm not okay!"

One will really not be okay, especially if it's about love, next one is about food. Writers who write restaurant and food reviews can attest to this.

Usually food writers promote healthful products and restaurants that serve heavenly food.
Most writers are fond of food. I had been a contributing writer for Cook and food magazines so my mouth is supposed to showcase the different taste buds.

"You have to say the truth. You always have to tell the truth so the food recipe and restaurant could improve it," food experts assent. "Tastes buds have different preferences, and your visit is also due of good service and cleanliness around."

Restaurant reviews have no exact form. It states restaurant features, name, location (map/how to get there), food price, meal discounts, estimated costs per person, and the various menu. Appetizers to desserts, beverages, and dishes are enumer…

I Shall Write June 16, 2010


Today is Thursday, June 16, 2010

Updates on Life

1. It's a sunny day.

2. It's always a work day.

3. Prayer is very important everyday. It is the only thing we have all got in difficult times. It makes us one with GOD, with our loved ones and everybody. It is the "lingua franca" (interlanguage) of all our hearts. It washes away our sins and helps us with good intentions.

4. Genuine inspirations are from the people we meet (family,friends, community, school, office, online, streets, etc.)everyday. The persons we meet can be angels to us.

5. Prudence and/or discipline require/s sacrifice and love.

6. The living and the dead both pray to one Father GOD.

7. Littl (e good things come up to be great things, they help in accomplishing great goals.

8. The world needs people who can help each other in different ways, without being recognized, because it is work and service and love.

9. Respect and honesty are important virtues. As children learn the…

Karol Wojtyla: Love is Faceless

Pope Benedict XVI said, “ Thank you for your sharing and the witness of your faith.” This gave peace on a deathbed.


Karol Wojtyla: Love is Faceless

“Love is faceless,” this teaching makes me remember Karol Wojtyla. Karol Wojtyla is Pope John Paul II.

During his visit to the Philippines, I was one to witness the power of the Pope gathering people peacefully. I was the enthusiastic PR writer trying to get an experience of an event, something to gossip about celebrations. But this idea didn’t make sense. What I saw was a huge crowd without any panic and “no pushing.” The crowd was totally calm and disciplined. I supposed it was really “Tell the world of His love, of God’s love.”

That was 1995, during the World Youth Day in the Philippines. Then in the year 2000, at the Manila Cathedral was the “Blessing of the Door” and some relics of St. Therese; the Pope came back.

What was it with Pope John…

June 2, 2010/ Blogger Back; Dear Readers/My Friends

Dear Readers/My Friends

I have been out for a funeral

I have many stories to tell

And share

I would love to talk to you

As always

I know you would listen

Let us make life again

And even if we're angry, sometimes

Let us remember

That in anything we share

With love, even how little

Will nest peace in our hearts,

The prayers can come,too

How we live with each other.

rose flores martinez