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Feature and Magazine Writing: Action, Angle and Anecdotes

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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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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
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.
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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