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I am writing a technical guide for travelling and I'd like advice on what kind of structure I should use for each article. I have the articles written, but when I wrote them I didn't use a particular structure.

Some articles offer information, some list ways of doing something, some speak from experience and others review equipment in a given context.

The book's layout thus far is intro, pre-trip, and on-the-road, while topics covered are practical advice, communicating, dealing with problems, and equipment.

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I can't give you a precise advice on this particular subject, but what I'd advise is to pick a similar, popular book, and then blatantly copy the format of the articles. It's not something copyrightable. – SF. Jan 25 '13 at 14:14
We could help you better if you tell us what specific problems you have with the existing articles. Why do you think you have to restructure them? Can you give us an example and point out what you do not like? – John Smithers Feb 5 '13 at 14:29
@AndrewWelch: I've edited your question to make it a bit more understandable - view revisions and revert if you feel it is no longer asking the same thing. – Zayne S Halsall Feb 10 '13 at 8:47
I'd suggest that answers focus on how to develop structural guidelines for a book like this one. – Neil Fein Sep 19 '15 at 7:04
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I have seen quite effective layouts where articles are thrown in with mixed “media” like recipes, lists, maps, things to do, drawings, opinions…

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It's good to change up the structure for every few articles, so they don't bore the reader with all the same format. Other than that, I think it would have to do quite a bit with your target audience.

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