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If you want to become a successful feature writer, Writing Feature Articles is your essential guide. It covers the practices and opportunities of writing feature articles and getting published in consumer magazines, trade magazines, online publications, and newspapers. It takes you step by step through the process from start to finish.

ISBN 978-1-885219-44-2


Chapters

1   Magazine Writing Today

2   Writing Features for Newspapers

3   Writing for Online Publications

4   Writing for Trade Publications

5   The Magazine Article

6   The Writing Process

7   Generating Ideas

8   Marketing Your Writing

9   Query Letters

10   Research & Interviews

11   Writing a Feature Article: Structure

12   Outlining, Drafting, Revising

13   Writing a Feature Article: Style

14   Final Steps to Publication

15   Business, Legal, & Ethical Practices

Special Features:

21 Writing Advantage sidebars

12 Q&A writer interviews

Sample query letters

Sample feature articles

Learning exercises with every chapter


About the Author

Cheryl S. Wray is a full-time freelance writer. She has written six books and more than 1,500 articles in a wide variety of publications. Writer’s Digest chose her earlier book, Writing for Mag­a­zines, as a special selection for its Book-of-the-Month Club. She has taught college courses in be­ginning and ad­vanced feature writing, and she is a frequent con­­ference speaker. She has an M.A. degree in mag­azine journalism from the University of Alabama.

Chapters

1 Magazine Writing Today

2 Writing Features for Newspapers

3 Writing for Online Publications

4 Writing for Trade Publications

5 The Magazine Article

6 The Writing Process

7 Generating Ideas 

8 Marketing Your Writing

9 Query Letters

10 Research & Interviews

11 Writing a Feature Article: Structure

12 Outlining, Drafting, Revising

13 Writing a Feature Article: Style

14 Final Steps to Publication

15 Business, Legal, & Ethical Practices

Special Features

21 Writing Advantage sidebars

12 Q&A writer interviews

Sample query letters

Sample feature articles

Learning exercises with every chapter