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Feature Writing

Guidelines in making an excellent feature story article.
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Lucy Creus

on 25 February 2015

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Transcript of Feature Writing

Marie Alfia Lou C. Valdez, RN
Feature Writing
Construct
Masterpiece
Define further
What you need to
know about it
How to make it
How to become a master
of feature writing
Marie Alfia Lou C. Valdez, RN
What it is and
what it is not
How to make it
How well you
make it
Define further
What you need to know about it
Define
What it is and
what it is not
Feature Story
What is it?
An
in-depth
look of issues behind
a news story, often concentrating on background events, persons or
circumstances
Feature Story
What is it?
Feature Story
Feature Story
What is it?
An
unusual angle
that captures
the interest of readers
Put people in the story;
it makes the reader
think
and
care
What is it not?
News
Stories
timely
inverted pyramid
style
factual reporting
objective
Feature
Stories
timeless
more
colorful
delve deeper
into their
subjects
more
human
touch
Know it better
Types of Feature Stories
Personality Feature
Culture Feature
Hi Tech Features
Life Style Features
Travel
Hobby Features
Concerned
Features
Career Features
Business Features
Event Features
Construct
Qualities of a feature story
Rich in Description and Detail
Thematically Driven
Contain Dialogue
Makes Use of Voice
Uses Literary Devices
Meaningful Endings
Construct
Qualities of a feature story
The Writing Process
1. Collect
2. Organize
3. Freewrite
4. Read
5. Re-write
The basic outline
William E. Blundell
1.

The Lead (Intro)
2. Nut Graph (Angle)
3. Main Body (Blocks)
4. Conclusion (Ending)
Top 5 Tips for Writing Well
Ernest Hemingway
Use short sentences
Use short first paragraphs
Use vigorous English
Be positive, not negative
“I write one page of
masterpiece
to ninety one pages of shit.”
Never have only 4 rules
News Feature
Personality Profi
les
Trend Stories
Spot Feature
In-depth Stories
The Masterpiece
Progressive reader involvement
Stage 1:
Tease me, you devil
The Masterpiece
Progressive reader involvement
The Masterpiece
Progressive reader involvement
Stage 2:

Tell me what you're up to
The Masterpiece
Progressive reader involvement
Stage 3:

Oh yeah? Prove that what you've just said is true. Show me.
Let's practice!
title challenge
Backgrounders
What is it?
Place a greater emphasis on
facts that have
human interest
Human Interest
Stage 4:
I'll buy it. Help me remember it.
mauvaldezz
Follow me:
complex
narrative
structure
Navarro denies rape charge
Martinez puts the Philippines on the map for figure skating
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