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Feature Writing Intro | Training Course

Learn the essential writing and research skills to become a professional feature writer.
Understand the preparation and workflow required to keep your editor happy.

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Feature Writing Intro | Training Course

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What will I learn?

  • Generate ideas for features
  • Understand the brief
  • Use tested research techniques
  • Identify the best interviewees
  • Understand your audience
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
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How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.8 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 56 reviews



Introduction
• Defining characteristics of a feature story
• How to construct a feature
• Different feature formats: the Inverted Triangle vs the Diamond and other formats

Finding and researching good feature subjects
• How to turn good ideas into good features
• How to decide what features will work best
• How to research a feature
• Using the web and other published material and archives for new ideas
• Spotting ideas in other sources that were not intended to offer feature options

The essentials of good English
• Grammar and spelling
• Sentence and paragraph construction
• Feature writing styles



Secrets of structuring a feature
• How to get your feature off to the right start
• Organising elements in the most logical and interesting way
• Different structures and formats
• Finding a good ending for your feature

How to interview
• Preparing for an interview
• Deciding who to interview
• Ensuring you are well-briefed

Getting the right quotes
• Gaining your subject’s confidence
• Deciding when to use direct quotes
• When to convert information into reported speech

Writing for digital readers
• The differences between print and online reading habits
• Linking to and embedding multimedia content in your features

How to meet deadlines
• Setting realistic deadlines
• Tips and tricks on how to make feature editors happy

Questions and answers

  Course Dates Venue   Price  
London Bridge £349 + VAT save £100
Online £379 + VAT save £70
London Bridge £399 + VAT save £50
London Bridge £449 + VAT
Online £449 + VAT
London Bridge £449 + VAT
Online £449 + VAT

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"Great teacher and great venue"
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17th February - Feature Writing : Introduction

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