The Art and Craft of Feature Writing: Based on the Wall Street Journal Guide (Plume)

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Storytelling how to catch and hold a reader s interest through artful narration of factual material

William E. Blundell, one of the best writers on one of America's best-written papers The Wall Street Journal has put his famous Journal Feature-Writing Seminars into this step-by-step guide for turning out great articles. Filled with expert instruction on a complex art, it provides beginners with a systematic approach to feature writing and deftly teaches old pros some new tricks about:
. How and where to get ideas
. What readers like and don t like
. Adding energy and interest to tired topics
. Getting from first ideas to finish article
. The rules of organization
. How and whom to quote and paraphrase
. Wordcraft, leads, and narrative flow
. Self-editing and notes on style
plus many sample feature articles."

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William E. Blundell was a news editor at the Wall Street Journal, where he was a reporter, page-one writer, Los Angeles Bureau chief, and national correspondent. He won the Mike Berger Award, granted by the trustees of Columbia University, for distinguished metropolitan reporting in New York; the Ray Howard Public Service Award of the Scripps-Howard Foundation, and the Distinguished Writing Award for non-deadline feature writing, granted by the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

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Covers topic selection story dimensions, organization, and editing.

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