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Feature and Magazine Writing Action, Angle, and Anecdotes

ISBN-10: 1118305132
ISBN-13: 9781118305133
Edition: 3rd 2013
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Book details

List price: $60.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/4/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Updated with fresh facts, examples and illustrations, along with two new chapters on digital media and blogs this third edition continues to be the authoritative and essential guide to writing engaging and marketable feature stories.Covers everything from finding original ideas and angles to locating expert sourcesExpanded edition with new chapters on storytelling for digital media and building a story blogCaptivating style exemplifies the authors’ expert guidanceAuthors combines academic authority with professional know-howComprehensive coverage of all the angles, including marketing written work and finding jobs in the publishing industryEssential reading for anyone wishing to become a strong feature writer

Preface
About the Authors
Reading, Writing and Relevance
What Makes a Story Interesting?
How to Find an Original Idea
Strong Angles and Focused Ideas
Digging Deep for Original Stories
Talking Pointers: How to Conduct Great Interviews
Taking Your Articles to the Freelance Market
To Market, To Market: Shopping Your Words Around
Pitch-Perfect Query Letters
Adding Action and Anecdotes
Where to Begin: The First 100 Words
Action, Brevity and Style
Anecdotes: Mining for Gold
Different Formats, Different Results
Briefs: Shortcuts to Publication
Profiles: Slices of Life
Writing Nonfiction Narratives
Eliminating the Ho-Hum From the How-To
Making a Timely Calendar Connection
Writing About Trends and Issues
Exploring Digital Opportunities
Building a Story Blog
Long-Form Digital Storytelling
Preparing the Final Draft
Advancing Beyond the Slush Pile
Before You Hit the "Send" Button: A Checklist
Careers in Magazine Publishing
Appendix: Shoptalk: A Glossary of Magazine Lingo
Index

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