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Feature and Magazine Writing: Action, Angle and Anecdotes, 2nd Edition

Feature and Magazine Writing: Action, Angle and Anecdotes, 2nd Edition

David E. Sumner, Holly G. Miller

ISBN: 978-1-444-35908-4

Aug 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

352 pages

Select type: E-Book

$44.99

Description

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'
Introduction: Magazines Have a Bright Future.

Part I: Preparing to Write Feature and Magazine Articles.

1. Capturing Reader Attention.

2. The Hunt for Fresh Ideas.

3. Strong Angles and Focused Ideas.

4. Original Research = Original Articles.

5. Interviews: Goal-driven Conversations.

Part II: Selling Feature and Magazine Articles.

6. Finding the Right Market.

7. Query Letters that Sell.

Part III: Writing Feature and Magazine Articles.

8. Hooks, Intros and Leads.

9. Action-Filled Writing.

10. The Art of the Anecdote.

11. Improving Your Pizzaz.

12. Don’t Botch the Basics.

Part IV: Different Types of Feature and Magazine Articles.

13. Blurbs, Briefs and Brighteners.

14. In Focus: The Well-Balanced Profile.

15. Writing Dramatic Stories.

16. Help! Writing the How-to Feature.

17. Connecting Content to the Calendar.

18. Trends, Issues and Controversies.

19. Writing to Inspire and Motivate.

20. Writing for Professionals and Practitioners.

21. Writing for Online Publications.

Part V: Postscript.

22. Last Chance: The Final Draft.

23. How to Find a Magazine Job.

Index.

  • ""How To Find A Magazine Job""
  • ""Last Chance: The Final Draft""
  • ""Writing for Trades, Associations and Organizations""
  • New section on humor writing in ""Improving Your Pizzaz""
  • New section on how to find primary source information in ""Original Research = Original Articles""
  • New section on writing question and answer articles
  • Completely updated and revised
  • 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 Pizzaz' and 'Original Research = Original Articles'