The Art and Craft of Feature Writing

Based on the Wall Street Journal Guide

Author: William E. Blundell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0452261589

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

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The art of feature writing

from newspaper features and magazine articles to commentary

Author: Earl R. Hutchison

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

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From basic newspaper features to in-depth magazine articles and incisive commentary, The Art of Feature Writing introduces students to the myriad tasks of a journalist--including researching, interviewing, organizing, writing and marketing. Replete with accessible, dynamic examples drawn from a variety of diverse sources, this book takes a step-by-step approach to give students the skills, tools and confidence they need to produce their own distinctive material. With the encouraging voice of an experienced teacher, Hutchison imparts sensible advice on both the craft of writing and the more practical concerns of a freelancer. The book is enhanced by rich pedagogical features including key points, chapter summaries and numerous exercises. From writing a lead that sings to the income tax implications of a freelance career, The Art of Feature Writing helps students generate compelling copy as they develop a more sophisticated understanding of the career of a writer.
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Writing Feature Stories

How to research and write newspaper and magazine articles

Author: Matthew Ricketson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865087320

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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A practical guide to all aspects of feature writing for journalists and freelance writers. Explains how to: generate fresh ideas, organise your time efficiently, gather factual and personal information, sift and sort raw material, find the best way to tell a story, edit and proof read your work, and more.
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Beyond the facts

a guide to the art of feature writing

Author: Louis Alexander

Publisher: Gulf Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Professional Feature Writing

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135676771

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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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.
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Story Building

Narrative Techniques for News and Feature Writers

Author: Ndaeyo Uko

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761838289

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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Story Building demystifies the narrative style of writing by playfully undoing the knots of journalistic storytelling. It provides personalized guidance and practical advice on how to muster the passion and skills to gather compelling details needed to tell an engaging journalistic story on deadline. To write like a pro, you must think and report like a pro. In this book, accomplished journalists from the smallest newspapers to the New York Times take readers on their beats and, with a friendly voice, explain their actions and their choices."
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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

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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.
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Feature and Magazine Writing

Action, Angle and Anecdotes

Author: David E. Sumner,Holly G. Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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This fully revised and updated edition of Feature and Magazine Writing covers everything from finding original ideas to locating expert sources. With fresh perspectives and advice from professional writers and editors, this colorfully-written introduction is required reading for anyone who wishes to become a strong feature writer. Includes chapters on connecting content to the calendar, writing for online publications, trends, issues and controversies, and writing dramatic stories New chapters in this edition include 'How To Find A Magazine Job', 'Last Chance: The Final Draft', and 'Writing for Trades, Associations and Organizations' New sections in this edition include 'Improving Your Pizzazz and 'Original Research = Original Articles'
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Journalistic Writing

Building the Skills, Honing the Craft

Author: Robert M. Knight

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 1933338385

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

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

How to Write Successful Nonfiction

Author: James B. Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439127565

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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An indispensable guide to nonfiction writing from the Columbia Journalism School professor and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist behind the bestsellers Blind Eye, Blood Sport, and Den of Thieves. In Follow the Story, bestselling author and journalist James B. Stewart teaches you the techniques of compelling narrative writing, from nonfiction books to articles, feature stories, or memoirs. Stewart provides concrete directions for conceiving, reporting, structuring, and writing nonfiction—techniques that he has used in his own successful books and stories. By using examples from his own work, Stewart illustrates systematically a way of thinking about and executing stories, a method that has helped numerous reporters and Columbia students become better writers. Follow the Story examines in detail: How an idea is conceived How to “sell” ideas to editors and publishers How to report the nonfiction story Six models that can be used for any nonfiction story How to structure the narrative story How to write introductions, endings, dialogue, and description How to introduce and develop characters How to use literary devices Pitfalls to avoid Learn from this book a clear way of looking at the world with the alert curiosity that is the first indispensable step toward good writing.
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Writing for story

craft secrets of dramatic nonfiction by a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner

Author: Jon Franklin

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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It's the new nonfiction: the creative hybrid combining the readability and excitement of fiction with the best of expository prose; the innovative genre that has been awarded virtually every Pulitzer Prize for literary journalism since 1979. In this book, an undisputed master of the great American nonfiction short story shares his secrets.
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Zen in the Art of Writing

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795350511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Ray Bradbury presents Zen in the Art of Writing, a collection from one of the most legendary voices in science fiction and fantasy on how his unbridled passion for creating worlds of infinite impossibilities made him a master of the craft. Part memoir, part philosophical guide, the essays in this book teach the joy of writing. Rather than focusing on the mechanics of putting words on paper, Bradbury’s zen is found in the celebration of storytelling that drove him to write every day. Imparting lessons he has learned over the course of his exuberant career, Bradbury inspires with his infectious enthusiasm. Bringing together eleven essays and a series of poems written with his own unique style and fervor, Zen in the Art of Writing is a must read for all prospective writers and Bradbury fans.
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Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories

America's Best Writing, 1979 - 2003

Author: David Garlock

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813825458

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 809

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As Garlock relates in the preface, “The quality of the research, reporting and writing of these unique features is stunning. No two are written exactly the same way. But they all hold to one constant: strong emotions and content—powerful, touching, frightening, harrowing journalism.” The rules for winning a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing are simple, yet demanding: the prize is awarded for “a distinguished example of feature writing giving prime consideration to high literary quality and originality.” For over two decades, the Pulitzer has been given annually to journalists whose work best exemplifies those high ideals. The second edition of Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories: America’s Best Writing is an unabridged collection of this award-winning work, now covering 25 years. Editor David Garlock analyzes each story, and readers are given a glimpse at the circumstances surrounding the narrative. Each feature is followed by an insightful analysis by Garlock that probes the tactics the feature writer used in both writing and reporting the work. Journalism students and experienced professional writers will find Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories an essential compendium of the best feature writing of the last quarter century.
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Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines

The Pursuit of Excellence

Author: Edward Jay Friedlander,John Lee

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205484669

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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Using experience-driven advice and compelling articles from scores of newspaper and magazine writers, Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines shows how award-winning journalists achieve excellence and national recognition. This bookhelps the reader cultivate vital journalistic skills with a thorough discussion about creating and refining article ideas, conducting research and interviews, writing, and navigating legal and ethical questions. It includes advice and examples from award-winning writers–28 of whom have won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. World-class writing examples, extensive updates and timely tips from some of America's best feature and magazine writers have made this the premier book in its field for more than two decades.
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The Complete book of feature writing

from great American feature writers, editors, and teachers

Author: Leonard Witt

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

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Thirty-one writers, editors, and teachers offer advice on feature story writing, plus examples of successful stories and techniques for developing specific skills
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The Complete Guide to Article Writing

How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets

Author: Naveed Saleh

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599637341

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Offers guidance on successfully writing articles for different markets, covering such topics as style, structure, researching, interviewing, ethics, composing query letters, and pitching ideas.
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How to Write Articles for Newspapers and Magazines

Author: Dawn B. Sova

Publisher: Arco

ISBN: 9780768910797

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

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Explains how to write newsworthy and interesting articles, how to do research, journalistic techniques, interviewing strategies, and common grammar, usage, and spelling errors.
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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

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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
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Writing Opinion for Impact

Author: Conrad C. Fink

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813807515

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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Good editorial writing has the potential to start a war – or avoid one. Is it any wonder event the most experienced journalists find opinion writing important and fascinating? In this fully updated and revised second edition of Writing Opinion for Impact, author Conrad Fink provides the guidance for translating the basics into opinion writing that is reasoned, forceful, responsible, engaging and readable. New to this edition is a stand-alone chapter on Commentary for Cyberspace and Broadcast, with an expanded discussion of writing for online publications, including a discussion of Slate, other Internet services, and blogs. Also new to this edition is the inclusion of full-length editorials complete with the author’s commentaries that elaborate on teaching points from the chapters. These editorial reprints and author commentaries include: editorials from leading newspaper and magazine publications; a political commentary column; a humor column; a sports column; a film review; and columns on business and lifestyle. New or expanded coverage also includes: discussion of plagiarism and outright lying that struck column-writing in recent years; staying fair and balanced in reporting; computer assisted reporting, including Web sites; career progression for columnists; the trend toward campus newspaper columns containing frank sex advice. Aspiring editorial writers and columnists – whether students or journalists in transition – will find the second edition of Writing Opinion for Impact an invaluable guide to the responsibilities, techniques, and art of opinion writing.
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Writing Articles about the World Around You

Author: Marcia Yudkin

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898798142

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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Yudkin shares her own freelance experiences and offers true-life inspiration and guidance to get started writing articles.
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