Tag Archives: Writing Features

Feature Article Ideas Abound!

If you are short of ideas for feature articles, let me give you 42 of them, based on articles I wrote and published in the past year. 1) a municipal band leader 2) a barbershop quartet 3) a genealogical society … Continue reading

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Feature Writers: Use This Checklist

Mark Twain often spoke of  writing in an unpretentious way,  simplicity of language, accuracy, and “naturalness.” These are points that should be uppermost in feature writers’ minds when they write for newspapers and magazines. Heed these key points about your … Continue reading

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Feature Articles: Learn How to Humanize Them

What do we mean when we say humanizing the feature article? That can mean two things: writing in a human interest style, and often, dealing with incongruity. Human interest means that which interests people. That could involve, writing about other … Continue reading

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Is Writer’s Block Becoming A Common Excuse For You?

Post these affirmations to your desk or on your computer when Writer’s Block becomes too familiar to you: 1) My greatest piece is yet to come. 2) I can write. I have knowledge, wisdom, and discernment. 3) I have a … Continue reading

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Feature Writers: Engage Your Readers in Your Newspaper & Magazine Articles

With feature articles, keep these 10 points in mind to capture and hold the attention of your newspaper and magazine readers: 1) The “head,” the title of the article, is important. Does the head have an interesting or picturesque verb … Continue reading

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Rid Yourself of Writer’s Block!

How do you rid yourself of writer’s block? Personally, I go for a walk off the beaten path with no sounds of traffic or screaming kids. A walk often refreshes my mind and the ideas flow. I asked a variety … Continue reading

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Writers: Valuable Resource Gives Ideas, Opportunities

Did you know that there is a Freelance Writers Appreciation Week? A National Authors’ Day? Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? William Shakespeare was born and died on April 23. St. George’s Day is also April 23. … Continue reading

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