Features Masterclass

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Overview

Course duration: 1 day.

Writing great features isn't an art, it's a skill. This course takes a very structured and practical approach to honing the skills of experienced features writers.

Is it right for me?

Journalists with more than two years' experience of writing features. The course will suit those who wish to have more formal writing training and those wanting to take a fresh look at the way they write for their publications.

What will I learn?

By the end of this practical course, you will be able to:

  • Focus on strategies to improve the content, structure and style of your features
  • Improve intro writing, use better structures and find the right conclusion

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Overview

Course duration: 1 day.

Writing great features isn't an art, it's a skill. This course takes a very structured and practical approach to honing the skills of experienced features writers.

Is it right for me?

Journalists with more than two years' experience of writing features. The course will suit those who wish to have more formal writing training and those wanting to take a fresh look at the way they write for their publications.

What will I learn?

By the end of this practical course, you will be able to:

  • Focus on strategies to improve the content, structure and style of your features
  • Improve intro writing, use better structures and find the right conclusion
  • Draw up an action plan to take back and implement in future work

Pre-course Activity

Please bring along to the course a feature you are currently working on. If that's not possible, you can bring the notes and final version of a piece you believe did not work well.

Also, send an example of a feature you have written both before it has been subbed and the finished article, together with a copy of your publication. These should be sent to arrive at least 14 days prior to the course date by email to or by post to Hemsley Fraser Group Limited, St James Court, 74-94 Fore Street, Saltash, Plymouth, PL12 6JW.

What will it cover?

Why Should this Feature be Written?

  • How will it affect readers
  • Is the idea strong enough - does it have legs?

Check You Have the Structure Right

  • Why some pieces fail
  • Finding the right structure for your idea

Introductions

  • Examples of types of openings
  • Finding the right beginning

Main Text

  • Three golden rules to aim for
  • Linking techniques
  • The power of anecdotes and quotes

Endings

  • How to find the perfect sign-off

Language

  • Helping to make your work more accessible

Edit

  • Looking at delegates' work in progress
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