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Author Blundell, William E.

Title The art and craft of feature writing : based on the Wall Street Journal guide / William E. Blundell
Published New York : New American Library, [1988]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  808.4 B6589/A  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 259 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Disorganized, debilitated reporter -- Learning to function more efficiently -- Major commandment: Make it interesting -- Raw Materials -- How and where to get ideas -- Picking the proper subject matter -- Need for files -- Finding and cultivating sources -- Thinking about story ideas: Extrapolation, synthesis -- Advancing story ideas: Localization, projection, viewpoint switching -- What readers like and don't like: Dogs, people, facts, observers, numbers -- Why the ideas with action in them are the best ideas -- Shaping Ideas -- Importance of forethought -- Range of the story: Keeping it narrow -- Theme of the story: The importance of the main theme statement -- Developing the theme of a general profile or a microcosm profile -- Approach of the story: The limits of the profile and the roundup -- Tone of the story: Why it is important -- Story Dimensions -- Time: The importance of the past and the future, as well as the present -- Scope: The quantity, locale, diversity and intensity of a development -- Variety: Using various source levels and internal proofs -- Movement: The built-in kind and the alternation of opposite elements -- Reporter's role: Neither lawyer nor scholastic nor objectivist nor formula follower. But what then? -- Planning and Execution -- A six-part guide for the reporter -- History: Does the main theme development have roots in the past? -- Scope: How widespread, intense and various is the development? -- Reasons: Why is it happening now? -- Impacts: Who or what is affected-and how?
Notes "A Plume book."
Subject Wall Street journal.
Feature writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Feature writing.
Technical writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Technical writing.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
LC no. 88025307
ISBN 0452261589
OTHER TI Wall Street journal.