Real Feature Writing: Story Shapes and Writing Strategies from the Real World of Journalism

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L. Erlbaum Associates, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 165 pages
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This second edition of Real Feature Writing presents the advice of real world journalists who explain in clear, honest language how to craft a feature story. The book emphasizes story shape and structure by illustrating several distinct types of feature and non-fiction stories, all drawn from the real world. A practical, straightforward guide for earnest students, Real Feature Writing offers chapters focusing on story shapes and outlines, writing the lead, active verbs, interview techniques, freelance writing, and more.
 
Divided into two sections, unique highlights of this text include:
*international perspectives, including coverage of Middle Eastern issues;
*a critical look at propaganda within a chapter on ethics;
*a valuable chapter on research; and
*story shape and structure for writing the dramatic narrative.
 
Essential for upper-level college journalism students, Real Feature Writing is an invaluable addition to all feature writing classes and any college news writing sequence. It will also be a key reference for freelance writers, as well as young, working journalists looking to move into feature writing.

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About the author (2006)

Abraham Aamidor is a feature writer at The Indianapolis Star and previously worked at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. He has taught journalism at Indiana University, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Butler University, and Georgia Southern University. He is the author of Chuck Taylor, All Star: The True Story of the Man Behind the Most Famous Athletic Shoe in History (2006).

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