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    The beginners guide to making a guide

    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.


    P.S


    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
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    Nice guide, man

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    Brb, just making a quick guide for this. Only joking :p

    Well written.

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    Nice guide!

    You might want to add something about adding pictures to the guide and giving credit where there is needed.

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    Maybe put images? I understand better sometimes when I SEE how to do things!

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    Im going away just after christmas but after that ill try and improve the guide. Thanks for the suggestions

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    Updated a few things, If more picture are need can you PM me or leave a msg on what pictures it need.

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    thank for make guide

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    updated again

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    Great guide! I'll try writing one soon

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