Let the readers know what is in store for them by the ” blaze” in your first paragraphs of an article. There are two kinds of articles; those which cover things in general and can be published at most any time, and current events. The best place to start with these kind of articles is the local newspaper with a goal of syndication to many other media.
In order dor acceptance by the editor there must be a local twist of personal interest to the readers. The ununusual and odd things abot people and their vocation and gives the reader a departure from the daily drudgery are the best and most saleable articles to write about. This includes adventure,mystery, murder, money, accidents, discoveries, economy, history, illness, jail, jealousy, obsessions, quacks, struggles, taxes, etc.