1. “WHAT IS A FEATURE STORY?
A feature takes an in-depth look at what’s going on behind the news.
It gets into the lives of people.
It tries to explain why and how a trend developed.
Unlike news, a feature does not have to be tied to a current event or a breaking story. But it can grow out of something that’s reported in the news.”- Ryan
2. “Identify the sources and collect all the relevant information. If you can, take surveys. You can request people to fill in questionnaires or take interviews, sift through them and retain whatever is necessary.”-Ehow
3. “Follow a systematic path of presenting the feature story with an introduction, main body and the ending highlighting the purpose that you have already thought about. Weave a proper and continual thread to keep the reader glued to your writing.”-Ehow
4. “Give a human touch to the feature story as deemed fit to make it more interesting. The plot should build up tension and not be boring.”-Ehow
5. “Avoid lengthy, complex paragraphs. Your article will appear in columns, so one or two
sentences equals a paragraph.”-Econnect
6. “Write what the editor wants to publish, not what you want to write. How do you find out?
Study the editorial and staff writers’ pieces – they are aimed precisely at the publication’s
7.”Move your story along with descriptions of what happened, quotes from people involved in the issue, and details that place the reader in the midst of the action. Make sure your ending is meaningful. Your closing words should make an impact on your readers and tie the various strands of your story together.”-Ryan
8. “Evaluate it as neutral reader as it can help improve the overall presentation of the feature story. Get a second opinion from your friends or colleagues and encourage constructive criticism of your write-up.”-Ehow
9. “A picture sells the story – offer good quality images as prints, transparencies or digital
files. Check with the editor for the preferred option”-Econnect
10. “Let the relevant person (editor/deputy editor) in the print media outlet know you are
sending them an article. Follow this up with a phone call a week or so later.”-Econnect