Creativity and Feature Writing

How to Get Hundreds of New Ideas Every Day

Author: Ellie Levenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317628748

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 Writing

Author: N. MEERA RAGHAVENDRA RAO

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120345797

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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If we ask the lay readers why they read newspapers, the obvious answer would be to get news. However, what keeps the newspaper endearing and, in a way, enduring are the longer stories about people behind the news, about the humorous everyday experiences we all have, or the closer look at someone and the unexpected surprises we get in the process. In short, we call these features. In this substantially revised book on Feature Writing, the author with her vast experience discusses various aspects of Feature Writing. She focuses on different types of features found in newspapers—Humour and Satire, Brights, Human Interest Features, Travel Features and News Features—and illustrates each of these. In addition, she provides a detailed description of Profiles, Interviews, and Online Features with examples, and gives a clear analysis of Feature Writing Techniques. Intended as a text for students offering courses in Journalism, this book would also be extremely useful for freelance writers, and anyone who has a flair for writing. What is New to THE SECOND Edition Includes two new chapters on Obituary and Tribute, and Sports and new sections such as Blogs and Professionalism in Journalism. Provides more illustrations culled from recent newspapers. Gives explanatory notes on some key words used in the book, and a section on Vocabulary. What the Reviewers Say In this delightful book on FW [Feature Writing], Meera Raghavendra Rao brings home to us that writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer’s own life. In my view Meera Raghavendra Rao’s book on FW is an exceptionally good and useful book not only for all students of Journalism but also for all writers interested in FW. —V. Sundaram, News Today The author has used instances from her career spanning more than two decades to illustrate various situations in this book. —Deccan Chronicle The book is a rather exhaustive guide on ways to tell a feature story. Among the other pluses is the Indianness permeating the book—most sample articles are home-brewn. —The Hindu, Metroplus Weekend
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Feature Writing

A Practical Introduction

Author: Susan Pape,Sue Featherstone

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446228002

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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This book provides a practical and richly informative introduction to feature writing and the broader context in which features journalists operate. As well as covering the key elements and distinctive features that constitute good feature writing, the book also offers a rich resource of real life examples, case studies and exercises. The authors have drawn on their considerable shared experience to provide a solid and engaging grounding in the principles and practice of feature writing. The textbook will explore the possibilities of feature writing, including essential basics, such as: Why journalists become feature writers The difference between news stories and features What features need to contain How to write features The different types of features The text is intended for both those who are studying the media at degree level and those who are wishing to embark on a career in the print industry. It will be invaluable for trainee feature writers.
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Writing Feature Articles

Author: Brendan Hennessy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240516915

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 414

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Hennessy's classic text tells you everything you need to know about writing successful features. You will learn how to formulate and develop ideas and how to shape them to fit different markets. Now in its fourth edition, Writing Feature Articles has been fully revised and updated to take into account the changing requirements of journalism and media courses. You will also discover how to exploit new technology for both researching and writing online. Learn step-by-step how to plan, research and write articles for a wide variety of 'popular', 'quality' and specialist publications. Discover more and make the advice stick by completing the tasks and reading the keen analysis of extracts from the best of today's writing. Packed with inspirational advice in a friendly, highly readable style, this guide is a must-have for practising and aspiring journalists and writers. * Write effective articles for a variety of media using this bestselling guide * Gain practical and in-depth guidance to successful writing and publishing * Update your skills with new sections on writing for online publications and computer-aided research
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Professional Feature Writing

Author: Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135618747

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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This text offers the basics of news media feature writing and guides motivated beginners down the right path toward success as professional feature writers. This fourth edition gives advanced writers and reporters a thorough look at newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications, with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer magazines. Three primary aspects of feature writing are emphasized: introduction and writing skills/basics, article types, and the collegiate and professional writing life. Each chapter includes excerpts and complete articles from some of the nation's leading publications that illustrate points made in the text. Professional Feature Writing provides a wide variety of perspectives and experiences of both young and experienced writers, editors, publishers, and professors. Emphasizing writing values that will strengthen a new writer's journalistic practices, readers will gain insights and expertise from the narrative, the advice of professionals, and current writing examples. The book offers lists of tips, observations, in-depth looks at both young and veteran writers, guidelines, sources, and story ideas. As such, this volume is a solid tour of the forms and approaches to feature writing. Building on introductory writing and reporting skills, this text is written for advanced students, and is filled with practical advice for writing a wide variety of features.
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Writing from the Senses

59 Exercises to Ignite Creativity and Revitalize Your Writing

Author: Laura Deutsch

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829126

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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The sensory details that infuse our everyday experience—the smell of a favorite dish cooking, the texture of a well-worn coat, hearing a song that reminds you of a person or a time in your life—can be used to add richness and spark to what we write. Whether you are a professional writer (or want to be one) or someone who just enjoys writing for the joy of self-expression, Writing from the Senses will show you how to tap into an endless source of engaging material, using your senses as prompts. Laura Deutsch explores all kinds of writing—from memoir and journaling to fiction, journalism, poetry, travel, food writing, and more.
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Sports Media

Reporting, Producing, and Planning

Author: Bradley Schultz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136024972

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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A uniquely comprehensive text, Sports Media emphasizes the skills that you will need in order to be successful in the industry. With extensive coverage on reporting, anchoring, and production, this text offers thorough and effective descriptions of the sports reporter and anchor's function in a broadcast environment. Going beyond the essential skills, Sports Media also offers important historical and interesting background on the evolution of the sports industry, some grounding in the business of sports, and a discussion of social issues including the experience of women in sports and sports broadcasting. Covering all aspects of sports broadcasting, this text features reporting, writing leads, style, tricks of the trade, shooting on location, editing, production, live event production, ethics, and resume tapes, as well as tips on seeking employment in the industry. This new second edition focuses on the special new demands and necessary skill you will need for today's converged media - print, broadcast, and digital.
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Passions of the Earth in Human Existence, Creativity, and Literature

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401009309

Category: Philosophy

Page: 327

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Literature reveals that the hidden strings of the human `passional soul' are the creative source of the specifically human existence. Continuing the inquiry into the `elemental passions of the soul' and the Human Creative Soul pursued in several previous volumes of this series, the present volume focuses on the `passions of the earth', bringing to light some of the primogenital existential threads of the innermost bonds of the Human Condition and mother earth. In Tymieniecka's words, the studies purpose to unravel the essential bond between the living human being and the earth - a bond that lies at the heart of our existence. A heightened awareness of this bond should enlighten our situation and help us find our existential bearings.
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