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Feature & magazine writing : action, angle and anecdotes

Author: David E Sumner; Holly G Miller
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sumner, David E., 1946-
Feature & magazine writing.
Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
(DLC) 2008055191
(OCoLC)295046339
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David E Sumner; Holly G Miller
ISBN: 9781444359084 1444359088
OCLC Number: 773580100
Notes: Revised edition of: 1st ed., Feature and magazine writing: action, angle, and anecdotes, 2005.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 337 pages)
Contents: Preface: The future of magazines is bright --
Part I: Preparing to write feature and magazine articles --
Capturing reader attention --
The hunt for fresh ideas --
Strong angles and focused ideas --
Original research = original articles --
Interviews : goal driven conversations --
Part II: Selling features and magazine article --
Finding the right market --
Query letters that sell --
Part III: Writing feature and magazine articles --
Hooks, intros, and leads --
Action-filled writing --
The art of the anecdote --
Improving your pizzazz --
Dont botch the basics Part IV: Different types of feature and magazine articles --
Blurbs, briefs, and brighteners --
In focus: the well-balanced profile --
Writing dramatic stories --
Help! Writing the how-to feature --
Connecting content to the calendar --
Trends, conflicts and controversies --
Writing to inspire and motivate --
Writing for professional and practioners --
Writing for online publications --
Part V: Postscript --
Last chance: the final draft --
How to find a magazine.
Other Titles: Feature and magazine writing
Responsibility: David E. Sumner and 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 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 storiesNew chapters in this edition include 'How To Find A Magazine Job', 'Last Chance: The Final Draft', and 'Writing for.

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