Feature and Magazine Writing: Action, Angle and Anecdotes

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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 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'

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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.

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

About 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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