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

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

by David E. Sumner, Holly G. Miller
     
 

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 book is required reading for anyone who wishes to become a strong feature writer.

Chapters new to this edition:See more details below

Overview

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 book is required reading for anyone who wishes to become a strong feature writer.

Chapters new to this edition:

  • How To Find A Magazine Job
  • Last Chance: The Final Draft
  • Writing for Professionals and Practitioners
  • Improving Your Pizzazz
  • Original Research = Original Articles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405192040
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
392,154
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

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.

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