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Feature and Magazine Writing: Action, Angle and Anecdotes 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1405192040
ISBN-10: 1405192046
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“This is absolutely one of my favorite magazine writing texts—great info, ideas, and strategies to help students learn how to succeed in the business. Whenever anybody asks me for suggestions on texts to use in feature writing classes, this is one at the top of my list.” Ted Spiker, head of magazine program at the University of Florida and former articles editor at Men’s Health

"Sumner and Miller make the abstract notion of what makes for good magazine content tangible for students who are starting on the mission of becoming stronger reporters and feature writers." Paola Banchero, University of Alaska Anchorage

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This fully revised and updated edition of Feature and Magazine Writing covers everything from finding original ideas to locating expert sources. With fresh perspectives and advice from professional writers and editors, this colorfully written book is required reading for anyone who wishes to become a strong feature writer.

Chapters new to this edition:

  • How To Find A Magazine Job
  • Last Chance: The Final Draft
  • Writing for Professionals and Practitioners
  • Improving Your Pizzazz
  • Original Research = Original Articles
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (April 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405192046
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405192040
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #803,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jacob H. Harrer on November 8, 2009
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As an editor for a military base magazine, I find this textbook exactly what a journalist needs to transition into magazine style feature writing. The book adds fresh angles to the art of writing while never straying too far from the basics. I have already written better stories and improved my interviewing techniques since reading through a few chapters. I have assigned my Marines to read a few chapters, and it has helped them as well.
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I am a staff writer for an online publication and recently gave this book a go. I have to say that this is an excellent (as in well above average) resource for aspiring or semi-professional journalists. I often struggle with generating ideas that will lead to lots of web traffic, and this book offers great advice in that department (angles, narrowing topics, researching, where to find ideas, etc.). I appreciate how it is organized logically with a table of contents, and with chapters that build upon one another. It is written deftly--the author speaks to you, moreso than many titles here on amazon on the same subject.

Perhaps the aspect of this book I don't appreciate are the edgy sentences, like "Successful feature writers have an insatiable appetite for reading. If you don't, you should question whether journalism is right for you," which, for me, come off as unnecessary and pedantic. Good writers don't talk down to their readers, in my opinion. Still, the author is clearly an expert in his field and offers superior advice in this book. In fact, I've taken workshops for hundreds of dollars that didn't offer as useful information as this book has for me. As a writer in it for the longterm, I suspect I'll be referring back to this for quite a while.
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This was a required text for a course I took. The professor was useless, but this book was amazing. It's the only reason our class learned anything that semester. I kept it and continue to reference it regularly.
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By Kara Hill on February 13, 2013
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I absolutely love this book. I refer to it often and it is one that I will be keeping on hand in the future. I recommend this book to anyone that is looking to write magazine style.
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