The beginners guide to making a guide.
I made this guide a while ago and thought that it would be helpful to users who haven't made a guide before.
When you write your first guide and your not sure what to do take a look as this guide to help you write your own guide.
First things first - Pick a topic
You don’t have to be an expert on the topic that you pick; sometimes writing a guide is as much about help yourself as helping other people.
Some good topic for beginners are games, shops, stock market or anything that you think you are good at and other people might benefit from knowing what you have learnt.
Secondly - Research
Before you start writing you guide you need to research you topic. Looking on other neopet help sites is fine; you just have to be able to put it into your own words.
Links are always handy so make sure that you have a few if you need them as it always helps others to simply click on a link rather than find it for them selves.
Thirdly - Keep it Simple
You don’t need to make you guide impossible to read, the less slang or hard to understand words the better. After all remember that even if you are writing the guide to help yourself, if you post it on clraik you need to make sure that everyone that reads it can understand it.
Fourth - Write a draft
Write a rough draft of your guide, this always helps you as you can then see what you need to change and what you need to take out.
Fifth - Fonts
Fonts are an important part of any guide. They don’t need to be fancy the just need to highlight the important parts of you guide, like heading and sub headings.
Sixth - Google is you Friend
If you get stuck and you need to know the answer to something, like what HTML code do i use, then google it.
Seventh - Spell check
When writing a guide make sure that you have gone back and spellchecked it and after you have, read it at least twice as spell check can still miss things.
Eighth - Pictures
Pictures are always good for guides and if it is Neo related its never to hard to find some pictures related to your guide.
Lastly - Post it
Once you are happy with how it has turned out then you can post it. If you do post and see a mistake or someone points one out then you can always use the edit button to fix anything up.
If this guide helped you make a guide, let me know and i'll link to your guide. It might even be worth of a rep. Good luck guide writing
Last edited by Khelddar; 08-24-2012 at 06:53 AM.
Nice guide, man
Brb, just making a quick guide for this. Only joking :p
You might want to add something about adding pictures to the guide and giving credit where there is needed.
Maybe put images? I understand better sometimes when I SEE how to do things!
Im going away just after christmas but after that ill try and improve the guide. Thanks for the suggestions
Updated a few things, If more picture are need can you PM me or leave a msg on what pictures it need.
thank for make guide
Great guide! I'll try writing one soon