Feature and Magazine Writing: Action, Angle and Anecdotes

Feature and Magazine Writing: Action, Angle and Anecdotes

by David E. Sumner, Holly G. Miller
     
 

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

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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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“With clear writing and expertly crafted examples, this book goes beyond simply telling writers what to do and what not to do, but becomes a useful tool with its anecdotal evidence, challenging scenarios and actual sample writing how to become better feature writers.”
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,

Northwestern University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444359084
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/24/2011
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

David E. Sumner is Professor of Journalism and head of the magazine program at Ball State University. He received the “Magazine Educator of the Year” award in 2007 from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. To learn more about magazines, visit Professor Sumner’s Web site: www.professormagazine.com.

Holly G. Miller is a professional in residence at Anderson University, senior editor of The Saturday Evening Post and freelance contributor to several national magazines.

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