Feature Writing Tips
21/10/2010 § 2 Comments
A feature story is very different than a news story. A news story is really direct and its purpose is to inform the readers of a particular event. A feature story is more of a soft piece. One that is created to engage readers and to appeal to a deeper more emotional level. Here are 10 tips for writing a great feature story.
- “The introduction is the most important part – entice your reader, hook them in. Usedrama, emotion, quotations, questions, descriptions.” (econnect)
- Take your time telling the story. The story is to draw in the reader so make it exciting and engaging.
- Add great details to the story. Details can really help paint the picture of the story you are telling.
- “Rhetorical questions help to involve the reader.” (squidoo)
- “The use of direct quotes personalises the topic.” (squidoo)
- Doing a feature on a specific person can add personality and intimacy to a story.
- “Avoid clichés (cutting edge, world beating, revolutionary ) and sentimental statements -especially at the end of your article.” (econnect)
- Conduct interviews. They can help give a bit more insight into what you are writing about and give a different perspective
- “the conclusion should be written to help the reader remember the story – use a strong punchline” (econnect)
- “Another way to begin a feature article is to tell a story or an anecdote” (journalism)