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Write A Wikipedia Article: Ready to create a new Wikipedia page?
I can guess you have tried almost everything in writing now and wish to try your hands at creating or writing a Wikipedia article. Good choice, in fact, made at the last! Writing a wiki article will help others in getting information about the subject you know better. This is the motto of Wikipedia – to promote best of the knowledge. The question that might trouble you or any other aspirant wiki contributor is how to write a Wikipedia article? A simple answer, and humorous as well, would be that grab your keyword, make your fingers dance and the article for Wikipedia is ready! However, if it was that easy, both – you and I would be enjoying our wiki articles in no time… am I wrong? To write a Wikipedia article, you will have to be organized and perhaps, a little trained.
How to write new article in Wikipedia?
- Wikipedia articles are different: You may be a copywriter, a skilled content writer or a creative player of words. However, writing a page for Wikipedia is a different and somewhat difficult task to do. You cannot use lucrative words, flowery words, lofty hypothesis and eulogizing phrases here. You have to be a neutral writer, or you will make the weighing tool tilted! Start by reading few good articles on Wikipedia, and eventually, you will learn to balance your writing.
- Embrace the facts: You have to! Wikipedia loves facts. The foundation of any article you read on Wikipedia is fact. Whatever you will write in your article, you should present evidence for them. Do keep in mind that if you fail to furnish references for the material in your article, you are likely to see the removal of those points or entire article from Wikipedia! So, when you say Mr. X is a hockey player, you MUST prove it that Mr. X plays hockey by citing reliable sources!
- Watch your tone: Yes, writing a Wiki article is different, I already told it. How to write the facts? The question will arise. Let us see it with examples. “John Cena is the best wrestler in WWE.” We all know that for most of us, he is, indeed, the best wrestler. However, this tone will be promotional. Wikipedia does not support or endorse promotional stuff of any kind! You cannot promote a person, a company, an institution or even an idea! You will have to rephrase the line as, “for some people, John Cena is the best wrestler.” (Moreover, you will have to give an evidence for your line.) However, Wikipedia itself suggests that you should refrain from terms that express subjective views or promotion. You should stick to facts and use an objective narrative form of writing. For more details, you should see the wiki guide here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Words_to_watch#Puffery
More to follow in the next posts. You will read about every query you might have. For example, creating Wiki page for your company, writing Wikipedia article about yourself, writing an article about a person and all…
Thank you for reading.