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The Art and Craft of Feature Writing: Based on The Wall Street Journal Guide (Paperback)
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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.
About the Author
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.