Friday, 26 July 2013

Feature writing

One of the challenges facing creative writers is how to make money from their work. For me, the solution is to write feature articles for quality magazines. In journalism, the facts are paramount and the writer is invisible. In feature writing,  the writer relates similar factual information, but gets to clothe it in the sort of creatively emotive and observational detail denied a newspaper journalist.  TASK Choose a topic and research it, writing down half a dozen (or so) facts you think people may be surprised by or interested in. Spend 10 minutes weaving these facts into half a dozen (or so) paragraphs of a feature story.  If you'd like to see one of my own published feature articles, email me. It's free.

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