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Tips for getting started on feature article writing

Look no further and get started with these basics

As the name suggests, a feature article is a piece of writing up that includes a detailed, flowery, and has a perspective. To explain it in another way, a feature article is basically a news story that has an elaborate structure that includes the past, present, and future of the subject. The approach to the theme subject is comprehensive, bringing forth views, thoughts, and ideas in and around the theme. And like another another article that goes out there, it should be gripping enough to keep the reader intact till the end. So if you are preparing to write a feature, here are some tips for you to get started on feature writing.

Begin with doing the research

Any article for that matter requires research. That is the first and foremost rule of journalism when presenting a piece that is subject-driven. Feature articles are based on facts and events that have happened, hence the importance of evidence and research for the article. Right from the point of collecting facts and data to deciding on the concerned experts for viewpoints, to the final outcome with the future of the subject in mind, a feature article requires compulsive research. It basically is the means of assembling all the required material for writing.

Lead with a captivating intro for the article

After placing a catchy headline, it is of utmost importance that you lead with a compelling intro. The opening statement or the paragraphs should be intriguing in nature so much so that they get instantly hooked to the rest of the story. Either the first paragraph should introduce some tension, raise questions, or with an incident related to the subject that’ll pose questions to the readers’ minds.

A body of roses and thrones for the readers

After the headline and introduction, comes the feature article body. The body of a feature article not only has to be research-driven but also presents varied views, ideas, thoughts, opposition, and favourable comments. These views are what make for a good feature article. The best and another compelling way of writing a feature article body is by bringing in sections. By dividing the article into parts, taking the reader through the subject in a chronological manner, comprising views representing both angles of the subject makes it an easy read.

The necessary conclusion to the story

Remember the end of an article should never be statement-driven. Rather the end, or the conclusion, should be one that leads the readers to make an opinion of their own.

Nirtika Pandita

A follower of Master Oogway, living by his words of Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the ‘Present’, I am trying to master the art of now. Keeping that in the center I am combining my professional prowess as a writer and nerves of a gastronaut to conquer the Saha world.
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