Writing feature stories: How to research and write articles—from listicles to longform

Matthew Ricketson, Caroline Graham

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Abstract

The second edition of this widely used writing guide explains how to craft a story from idea to publication. Whether you want to write a great blog post or work for a big masthead, Writing Feature Stories is the essential handbook.

Good writing engages as it informs and feature journalism offers writers the opportunity to tell deep, affecting stories that look beyond the immediate mechanics of who, what, where and when and explore the more difficult-and more rewarding- questions: how and why? Whether you're a blogger, a news journalist or an aspiring lifestyle reporter, a strong voice and a fresh, informed perspective remain in short supply and strong demand; this book will help you craft the kind of narratives people can't wait to share on their social media feeds.

Writing Feature Stories established a reputation as a comprehensive, thought-provoking and engaging introduction to researching and writing feature stories. This second edition is completely overhauled to reflect the range of print and digital feature formats, and the variety of online, mobile and traditional media in which they appear.

This hands-on guide explains how to generate fresh ideas; research online and offline; make the most of interviews; sift and sort raw material; structure and write the story; edit and proofread your work; find the best platform for your story; and pitch your work to editors.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAllen & Unwin
Number of pages384
Edition2nd
ISBN (Print)9781760113698
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

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Ricketson, Matthew ; Graham, Caroline. / Writing feature stories : How to research and write articles—from listicles to longform. 2nd ed. Australia : Allen & Unwin, 2017. 384 p.
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