Professional Feature Writing

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135676771

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

View: 531

The new edition of this successful text gives advanced writers and reporters a thorough look at newspaper, magazine, and newsletter feature writing. It includes computer-based research tools and a discussion of online publications and resources. This edition emphasizes three primary aspects of feature writing: *introduction and writing skills--the basics, *article types, and *the collegiate and professional writing life. Readers learn from the narrative, from the advice of professionals, and by example. Each chapter contains excerpts and complete articles from some of the nation's leading publications to illustrate points made in the text.

21st Century Feature Writing

Author: Carla Johnson

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205380152

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

View: 8494

Relying on the basic principles of journalism, Feature Writing makes feature writing accessible for students through a combination of student and professional examples. While most other texts focus on high-level professional feature writing, "Feature Writing" focuses on entry-level writing, a skill that students will need to develop for their early careers. Each chapter covers specific aspects of feature writing and reviews the applicable principles of journalism. This student-friendly text speaks to readers in conversational yet informative, organized prose. Students will gain confidence as they study features written at an accessible level as well as gain insight from exemplary professional writing examples. Features Provides over 40 examples of feature writing, demonstrating a variety of feature stories and how they are written. Features student-written examples in every chapter, allowing students to see other students' work and gain confidence in their own writing abilities. Includes "Chat Room" sections that provide questions and activities to help students analyze feature writing and develop their own feature stories. Includes "Help!" sections at the end of each chapter that highlight and define important terms and concepts. About the Author Carla Johnson, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame (1988), worked for 25 years as a special assignment and freelance feature writer for newspapers and magazines, at the same time teaching journalism at the high school and college levels. She has also worked as publicity director for Lake Michigan College and been lead arts reviewer for The South Bend Tribune. For the past 14 years she has been a full-time faculty member at Saint Mary's College in Indiana, teaching courses for both the English and Communication departments, including Writing for Advertising and Public Relations, Feature Writing, Media Writing, and Magazine Writing. As Professional Writing Specialist and Internship Coordinator for the English department, she oversees students' professional writing experiences and teaches seminars in professional writing, publishing, and portfolio building.

Creativity and Feature Writing

How to Get Hundreds of New Ideas Every Day

Author: Ellie Levenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317628756

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

View: 5406

Creativity and Feature Writing explores how to generate ideas in feature writing. Using clear explanations, examples and exercises, experienced feature writer and teacher Ellie Levenson highlights how feature writers, editors and bloggers can generate ideas and how to turn these into published, paid for articles. A variety of approaches to idea generation are explored including getting feature ideas from: objects, your own life and the lives of others the news and non-news articles, including books, leaflets, the internet and any other printed matter press releases, and from direct contact with charities and press officers new people, new places and new experiences. The book draws on a range of tips from practicing journalists and editors and displays case studies of example features to chart ideas from conception to publication.

Professional Writing

Author: Sky Marsen

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137309024

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 8998

At the cutting edge of successful business and technology ventures are individuals who can use writing effectively to persuade, sell, instruct and explain. Whatever your expertise, strong writing skills will increase your chances of professional success. How well prepared are you for the challenges of professional communication? This third edition - now with a new chapter on writing for the public - is a comprehensive and engaging guide to writing for business, industry and technology. Based on research in the field, it covers all the major writing needs of the workplace, preparing you to communicate effectively with management, clients, peers and the wider public. You will understand how to: • Analyse your audience and the requirements of a project, and plan your document • Research a topic successfully using both print and electronic sources • Present technical topics to non-specialist readers • Write and format business reports, proposals and magazine articles • Work collaboratively in teams • Edit your own and others' texts for style and grammar This book will build your expertise and increase your confidence as a professional communicator, through the explanation of communication principles, analysed examples, and practical activities.

Public and Professional Writing

Ethics, Imagination and Rhetoric

Author: A. Surma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230513891

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 183

View: 9006

This book offers something quite new - an advanced textbook that considers professional writing as a negotiated process between writer and reader. Arguing that ethics, imagination and rhetoric are integral to professional writing praxis, the book encourages students to look critically at various writing practices in a range of contexts. A textbook for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in Linguistics, Communication, Journalism and Media Studies.

The Associated Press Guide to News Writing

Author: René Jacques Cappon

Publisher: Arco

ISBN: 9780130536792

Category: Journalism

Page: 162

View: 508

A guide to writing style for all reporters, feature writers, editors, and journalism students. Demonstrates sound professional techniques to give stories clarity, precision and polish.

Writing Feature Stories

How to research and write articles - from listicles to longform

Author: Matthew Ricketson,Caroline Graham

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1925575098

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 3906

Good writing engages as it informs and feature journalism offers writers the opportunity to tell deep, affecting stories that look beyond the immediate mechanics of who, what, where and when and explore the more difficult-and more rewarding- questions: how and why? Whether you're a blogger, a news journalist or an aspiring lifestyle reporter, a strong voice and a fresh, informed perspective remain in short supply and strong demand; this book will help you craft the kind of narratives people can't wait to share on their social media feeds. Writing Feature Stories established a reputation as a comprehensive, thought-provoking and engaging introduction to researching and writing feature stories. This second edition is completely overhauled to reflect the range of print and digital feature formats, and the variety of online, mobile and traditional media in which they appear. This hands-on guide explains how to generate fresh ideas; research online and offline; make the most of interviews; sift and sort raw material; structure and write the story; edit and proofread your work; find the best platform for your story; and pitch your work to editors. 'A wide-ranging, much-needed master class for anyone who tells true yarns in this fast-changing journalistic marketplace' - Bruce Shapiro, Columbia University 'Useful and thought provoking' - Margaret Simons, journalist and author 'A must read for any digital storyteller who wants to write emotive, engaging, believable content.' - Nidhi Dutt, foreign correspondent

Journalistic Writing

Building the Skills, Honing the Craft

Author: Robert M. Knight

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 1933338385

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

View: 8137

"An indispensable guide." Richard Lederer, author of The Write Way, Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay, and Comma Sense --

Writing At Work

Professional Writing Skills for People on the Job

Author: Edward Smith,Stephen A. Bernhardt

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780844259833

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 391

View: 7000

Intended for all levels of writing used at work, including memos, e-mail, status reports, lab reports, and marketing materials, this book offers a guide to the rules of grammar and style that are required to achieve quality writing

No contacts? No problem! How to Pitch and Sell a Freelance Feature

Author: Catherine Quinn

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408130866

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 6472

There are plenty of books on the market which tell you how to write stylish prose, attention-grabbing headlines or market yourself better as a freelance writer. But how do you get that first piece published in a national publication? This book shows you the techniques that real freelancers use to sell their ideas and get into print. Professional freelancer Catherine Quinn, who built a successful freelance career from scratch, guides you through a step-by-step process to get your first article in print, from how to format your pitch, to identifying the undersold freelance hotspots. Her tried and tested step-by-step approach: - Shows you how to scope the market and pick the most likely potential customers - Gives the inside track on how to convince editors who've never heard of you to commission your work - Tells you what to expect at every step along the pitching process - Includes a four week plan with a day-by-day process to kick start your freelance career

Newspaper Feature Writing

Author: Len Granato

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868404530

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

View: 6911

This revised edition of Newspaper Feature Writing is at the cutting edge of the revolution. It has three main aims: to maintain and enhance the systematic approach to feature writing pioneered in the earlier editions; to help lecturers integrate CAR.

The Gettysburg Approach to Writing & Speaking Like a Professional

Author: Philip Yaffe

Publisher: Indi Best, Indi Publishing Group


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 1918

Effective writing and speaking are critical for all students and professionals in this challenging and competitive world. Professional level writing and speaking depend on only a handful of easy-to-understand principles.The Gettysburg Approach goes straight to the foundations, defines these principals and explains how to apply them.Through a variety of examples and simple exercises, this exceptional guide will help anyone sharpen their skills and rapidly learn to write and speak clearly, concisely, and persuasively.

Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing

Author: Wendy Despain

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439875383

Category: Computers

Page: 250

View: 4660

This book by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Game Writing Special Interest Group focuses on various aspects of working as a professional game writer, including how to break in to game writing, writing manuals, narrative design, writing in a team, working as a freelancer, working with new intellectual property, and more. It includes exercises and writing samples; additional writing samples are available from the book’s website.

Professional News Writing

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum

ISBN: 9780805807349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 407

View: 586


The Teacher-Writer

Creating Writing Groups for Personal and Professional Growth

Author: Christine M. Dawson

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807758000

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 8675

The Teacher-Writer shows how teachers can pursue and sustain personally and professionally worthwhile writing practices, even amidst the many demands associated with teaching. It meets teachers wherever they are--as novice teachers just beginning to pursue writing, as teachers emerging from a professional development experience, or as accomplished writers seeking to further their craft. Chapter by chapter, the book provides strategies to help teachers get started on projects, build energy for writing, overcome obstacles of limited time, create support systems using online technologies, and develop coherence across their writing lives. The text includes useful writing group routines, questions for framing collaborative inquiry, methods for adapting writing communities to online settings, and rich examples of conversations and texts shared in actual teacher writing group meetings.

The Business of Writing

Professional Advice on Proposals, Publishers, Contracts, and More for the Aspiring Writer

Author: Jennifer Lyons

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 158115917X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

View: 892

Queries adn cover letters : a cosmic approach. Personal branding : advice for authors. Reverse engineering. To reach the literary editor, some advice for the first - time author.

Writing Hollywood

The Work and Professional Culture of Television Writers

Author: Patricia F. Phalen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351788728

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 110

View: 3931

Writing Hollywood highlights the writing process in the production of television drama and comedy series in the U.S. The way writers do their jobs is heavily dependent not only on the demands of commercial business, but also on the uncertainties inherent in a writing career in Hollywood. Drawing on literature in the fields of Media Industry Studies and Occupational Culture, Writing Hollywood explains writers’ efforts to control risk and survive in a constantly changing environment. Using data from personal interviews and a six-week participant observation at a prime time drama, Dr. Phalen analyzes the relationships among writers in series television, describes the interactions between writers and studio/network executives, and explains how endogenous and exogenous pressures affect the occupational culture of the television writing profession.

Writing Broadcast News

Shorter, Sharper, Stronger

Author: Mervin Block

Publisher: Bonus Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781566250849

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

View: 4188

"A masterly work . . . the best." -Adj. Prof. David C. Frailey, Southern Merhodist University Thoroughly revised & greatly expanded, this new edition is even more helpful than the classic first edition. The 1997 revision of Writing Broadcast News - Shorter, Sharper, Stronger is 40 percent longer - & even richer & smoother. Best of all, it is readable - & enjoyable. And, for writers who apply its expert tips, profitable. Writing Broadcast News (1997) was written for working newspeople, & it has been widely accepted in the broadcasting industry as a professional handbook. Many college teachers have adopted it as a textbook.

St. Kitts & Nevis Travel Adventures

Author: KC. Nash

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 1588437035

Category: Travel

Page: 68

View: 5079

Up until a few years ago, St. Kitts and Nevis were the type of islands that tourists delighted in OC discovering.OCO Seemingly untouched by modern times, they seemed like the OC oldOCO Caribbean OCo small, intimate hotels, pristine beaches, uncluttered roads, with acres of cane fields and rainforests dominating the landscape. But now two large chain hotels OCo the Marriott in St. Kitts and the Four Seasons in Nevis OCo have broadened the options. Along with the resorts have come three golf courses, a new cruise ship port area with duty-free shops and a marine park. But you still find hints of the old laid-back islands here, especially in the delightful plantation inns on both islands. These small hotels, built around historical buildings and sugar mills, still have a colonial charm. They are furnished with Caribbean antiques and emphasize the old-fashioned standards of warm, personalized service. So it is possible to sample both the charm of the old world and the activities of the new. This is a uniquely valuable guide to these islands, excerpted from our complete guide to the Leeward Islands, with complete details on where to stay, where to eat and what to do while you are there. Maps and photographs throughout. If you stay on St. Kitts, be sure to allow at least one day to visit Nevis, which is just a short ferry ride or a 10-minute flight away. The main port city there, Charlestown, is a study in historic preservation. Many of the OCyskirt-and-blouseOCO structures OCo where the first level is stone and the second is wood siding OCo are still standing and are now being used for offices and stores. The stately old churches such as St. JohnOCOs Anglican and the historic Cottle Church reinforce the sense of history. In addition, the Nevis Botanical Gardens offer a beautiful respite from the world, where you can learn about the unique plants of the Caribbean and enjoy the beauty of carefully designed displays of orchids, roses, bromeliads and fruit trees. While the wild vervet monkeys are endemic to both islands, they are more frequently sighted in Nevis, running across roads (and the golf course at the Four Seasons) or sitting in trees."