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How to Write a Good Tutorial


68815967_a67be183a2.jpgA few weeks ago I posted an article called 'How to Produce a Good Video Tutorial' in which I summed up a few things that you should keep in mind when creating, well, a video tutorial. If you're more interested in working on written material, then check out this checklist on

From the site:

Tutorials can be on almost any subject. All a tutorial does is teach someone something new. Tutorials can be on how to create a cool gadget, how to program in a certain language, how to set up a feature for a web page, how to ride a horse, how to meet girls, or anything else that someone might want to learn.

This is a guide to writing good tutorials (ones that will get accepted on this site.) Writing a good tutorial is easy and fun as long as know these basic steps.

The covered steps are:

  • Step 0 - Know your information
  • Step 1 - Organize your information.
  • Step 2 - Include lots of pictures.
  • Step 3 - Write in steps.
  • Step 4 - Make it fun!

Check out the full article for details on each step. Enjoy! (And start writing more tutorials. Now. I know you want to! ;-)

About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


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