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Consider the unique features of Feature and Magazine Writing: Action, Angle and Anecdotes. Its authors have taught magazine writing at universities for a combined 30 years and have earned success and acclaim for magazine writing and editing. Its comprehensive chapters cover the most complete range of topics ever included in a magazine and feature writing text. Its affordab ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published May 2nd 2005 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published April 29th 2005)
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Kyle Wendy Skultety (gimmethatbook.com)
Review of “Feature & Magazine Writing”, 3rd edition, by David E Sumner and Holly G Miller


I would like to extend my thanks to Wiley-Blackwell Publishing for this complimentary review copy.

The 3rd edition of this extremely helpful book has been updated to include feature writing in a digital world. With the proliferation of blogs, vlogs, digital versions of magazines, and other online media, the rules of writing have changed. Two new chapters have been added: “Building a Story Blog” and “Long
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Stephanie
It's out of print now, but I highly recommend this version of Sumner's Feature and Magazine Writing for anyone interested in magazine or periodical writing who wants to break into the writing business. I have the updated version and it doesn't seem as thorough or accessible, although the new version does add some useful topics.

Sumner's book is excellent help, even for practiced writers.
Jeff
A solid book on writing for magazines for both the beginner and those looking ponder their craft for a few moments--and then ignore all those suggestions and go with what they already know.
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