17 Ways How to Spot a 1,2,3 Article and Run

John T Jones, Ph.D.
 


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Aren’t you just sick of them? I am!

I’m talking about what I call “1,2,3 Articles. ”

You know, 6 Ways To Braid Bat Fir, 9 Ways to Trick Your Grandmother into Leaving You in Her Will, and 12 Ways to Develop Stronger Teeth.

It’s all a ploy used by writers to overcome writer’s block or to pump out a quick article requiring little research and little work. (I’ve been told that it can be great for meeting deadlines. )

  • Anyway, you need to be able to spot them. It may not be in the article title. Without reading the article look for a list using numbers or one of those things at the front of this sentence.

    o This is another sneaky critter.
     And watch out for this one! (It's so sneaky it didn't show up. )
     Really sneaky! (Neither did this one. )
    1. The old standby.
    A. Don’t be fooled by this!
    i. And this!

    Well, you’ve got the idea, haven’t you?

    Did you spot one?

    Now it is time to RUN!

    Now you thought that was the end of the article. Well, I've got news for you. Such short, trivial articles are not allowed by http://ezinearticles.com. You must have 200 words. Well, that aught to do it!

    My counter says I have plenty of words, but not the site counter. It just isn't fare! Now, maybe that will do it!

    copyright©John T. Jones, Ph. D. 2005

    John T. Jones, Ph. D. (tjbooks@hotmail.com)is a retired R&D engineer and VP of a Fortune 500 company. He is author of detective & western novels, nonfiction (business, scientific, engineering), poetry, etc. Former editor of international trade magazine.

    More info: http://www.tjbooks.com

    Business web site: http://www.bookfindhelp.com (wealth-success books / flagpoles)

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