So you think you're a good writer and you think it's time
you use your talent to become a reporter for the Neopian Times...Well,
good luck. With more than 12 million users in Neopia you're gonna have
plenty of competition. So I have decided to write this guide to help you
have a shot at getting your article published and that big shiny trophy
for your trophy cabinet.
The first thing and I think this is the most important
is that your article must be creative. It must catch the readers attention.
An interesting article that no one has ever written about before will
surely get published. People get tired about reading ways of getting neopoints
and guides for the battledome...You have to be different, Unique, creative.
People enjoy reading new things.
Make it understandable. Use proper grammar and make sure
everything is spelled correctly. I don't know how many times I've seen
articles that I can't understand what the people are saying. The articles
are about an interesting subject but they are just impossible to understand.
Proofread your article at least 5 times before submitting it. That will
help you see mistakes you've made that you can easily correct.
Know your facts. When your going to write an article
make sure you are well informed on your subject. You just can't write
an article on "Codestones" when you just heard about them 5 minutes ago.
Before writing something make sure you've done your research.
Read the other articles in the past
Neopian Times. This will help you get some ideas of the writing styles
other people who have gotten their work published use.
Make it an article that everyone can enjoy and understand.
Remember that NeoPet users vary in age...My 5 year old cousin plays it
as well as my 73 year old grandmother. Making your article for "all ages"
will insure you more readers will like it.
But most importantly though you have to have fun. Write
your article for fun and submit it. If you got it published congratulations.
If you didn't well then don't worry, you'll do better next time and at
least writing that article gave you some practice.