Part I: Preparing to Write Feature Articles.
Chapter 1. Capturing Reader Attention.
Chapter 2. The Hunt for Fresh Ideas.
Chapter 3. Strong Angles and Focused Ideas.
Chapter 4. Creative Research and Reporting.
Chapter 5. Interviews: Moving Past the Predictable.
Part II: Writing Feature Articles.
Chapter 6. Action-Packed Writing.
Chapter 7. Strong Beginnings, Satisfying Endings.
Chapter 8. Anecdotes: The Color of Writing.
Chapter 9. The Structure of Writing.
Chapter 10. The Art and Style of Writing.
Part III: Creating Different Types of Feature Articles.
Chapter 11. The Wide, Wide World of Shorts.
Chapter 12. Picture This: The Profile Article.
Chapter 13. Real Life Dramas and Stories.
Chapter 14. How to Write How-to Articles.
Chapter 15. The Calendar-Content Connection.
Chapter 16. News Features, Trends and Issues.
Chapter 17. Writing to Inspire.
Chapter 18. Writing for the Business-to-Business Media.
Chapter 19. Writing for the Internet.
Part IV: Selling Feature Articles.
Chapter 20. Marketing Your Words.
Chapter 21. Writing Creative Query Letters.
Chapter 22. Copyrights and Wrongs.
Appendix: Back to Basics.
Tia C.M. Tyree
District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency
"Expertly packaged and sharply written, Sumner and Miller’s engaging text teaches not only basic elements of magazine writing, but also offers practical advice for today’s developing journalist. Everything from sentence structure to story-pitching advice is vividly explained, and the authors wisely include points of view from members of the contemporary working press. Also noteworthy is a wealth of information regarding the Internet, perhaps the most valuable and treacherous tool for tomorrow’s reporter."
David Abrahamson, Ph.D.
Helen G. Brown Research Professor of Journalism, Medill School of Journal,