Article Templates = Blueprints to Success

Every once in awhile, we’ll do a blog post featuring an article template idea. Each of these templates serves as a blueprint for building great articles in a particular style. When combined, these templates alone can provide the guidance and inspiration you need to quickly and easily build an incredible inventory of high-quality, original articles.

Today’s post is an article architect’s portfolio of (9) excellent templates. Use them to simply spark a little creativity, or better yet, commit yourself to writing (10) articles using each template (in the end, you’ll have 90 new submissions!). Either way, these blueprints will get you started on on a solid foundation!

Nine Great Article Templates (a.k.a. Blueprints):

  1. Traps and How to Escape Them
  2. Things to Do
  3. Top 7 Tips
  4. Golden Rules
  5. Pain Avoidance
  6. Checklist
  7. Principles of X
  8. The Pros and Cons
  9. I Love

Looking for more article templates/blueprints? A simple search of the EzineArticles article database will yield hundreds of ideas. If you find something really cool, be sure to share it here with the rest of the Expert Author community!


Lance Winslow writes:

You know what. I think I am going to revisit a few of these templates. These are extremely good, and great when you get writer’s blockage! Or have pirates trying to board your vessel! Wanda Sykes will be telling us exactly who those people might be?

Comment provided May 12, 2009 at 3:29 AM


Geoff writes:

Some good prompts on that list. Useful indeed!

Comment provided May 12, 2009 at 6:31 AM



OK.. this is helpful for sure… on my way to those 100 articles in 100 days. I can do this. ONWARD

Comment provided May 12, 2009 at 9:00 AM


James Holmes writes:

Chris –

Thank you for making the time to provide this tremendous resource to get the creative juices flowing as a jumping off point to get those articles written. I love your challenge to write 10 in each form, which will accomplish two things, creating a nice library of content and determining the blueprint that work best for writing style and audience.

Now, time to get to those articles!


Comment provided May 13, 2009 at 6:19 AM


Roseanna writes:

Thankyou for pointing us in the right direction. It’s amazing how one new idea can trigger off dozens of articles…..better keep going – trying to write 6 today!

Comment provided May 19, 2009 at 3:27 PM


Roger C. Parker writes:

Why didn’t this post attract more attention and positive comments?

I consider this one of the most useful posts I’ve seen, considering that it links to several very helpful and relevant articles.

Thanks for a very helpful, non-selling resource.


Comment provided May 26, 2009 at 3:17 PM


sasikrishna writes:

really great information..

Comment provided May 5, 2010 at 7:37 PM


Rob Horlock writes:

Excellent article. I will definitely be using these templates in the future!



Comment provided May 6, 2010 at 3:07 AM


Greg Doig writes:

Thanks for the great templates. I will definitely crank out some more articles with this help.

Comment provided May 10, 2010 at 7:47 PM


Gwen Tanner writes:

I just wanted to say, using the Things to Do template, I had a 400+ word article written in about 15 mins :) Excellent advice!


Comment provided May 12, 2010 at 8:03 PM


Cemil writes:

This is a great collection of information – especially the Top 7 Tips. This will be one I will be putting to use.

Comment provided June 1, 2010 at 8:09 PM



My favourite so far is How To Article Template. People are always looking for solutions to their problems and these articles can point them in the right direction.

Comment provided January 28, 2011 at 10:48 PM


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