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Feature Writing. Compiled by Dianne Smith, MJE Alief Hastings High School Houston, Texas. Objectives. The learner will be able to: Describe the special characteristics of a feature story. List ideas that could be developed into a feature story.
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Highlight Writing Compiled by Dianne Smith, MJE Alief Hastings High School Houston, Texas

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Objectives The learner will have the capacity to: Describe the extraordinary attributes of an element story. List thoughts that could be produced into an element story. Clarify the significance of association in the composition procedure Write a cleaned highlight story for distribution.

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Key Terms Feature Sidebar News peg Profile Hook Focusing Structure Persona Tone

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What is highlight composing? Think about the element story as a news story composed like a bit of short fiction. You should consolidate the rigors of real reporting with the innovative opportunity of short-story composing. The component story's structure must be more liquid than that of a news story; the modified pyramid style won't work here in light of the fact that the story needs an unequivocal starting, center and end. The perusers won't have the capacity to check a couple passages; they will need to peruse the entire story to comprehend it.

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An element story is a conspicuous news story composed like a bit of short fiction. The story is typically not identified with a present occasion, but rather it could be.

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Feature stories put a more prominent accentuation on certainties that have human interest. Highlights place individuals in the story; they make the peruser think and care. You can compose a component tale about anybody in the event that you locate an abnormal edge that catches the enthusiasm of your perusers.

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Generally include stories are of two sorts: News highlights, which are normally composed as a development or as a sidebar story that is connected to a breaking news occasion Timeless story, which does not need to be utilized quickly. The data in this story will be generally as important if put something aside for a future issue

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A sidebar is an article that goes with and shows up adjacent to the primary news story. Furthermore, numerous elements are develped around what is known as a news peg. A news peg is the relationship of a component to, or how an element is pegged on, something in the news.

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In either sort of highlight story, great reporting is vital. You gather however many points of interest as could be expected under the circumstances. You depict individuals, settings and emotions, the components of narrating. When every one of the points of interest are included, the peruser is put in the scene you are portraying.

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Finding Subjects that Matter There are no limitations on topic. You are restricted just by your creative energy. Regularly a component story is a basic tale around a typical individual in an exceptional situation. The component's employment is to locate a crisp edge—to discover the story behind the individual.

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Topics that arrangement with the customary Foreign trade students Eating issue Part-time jobs Unusual side interests Teacher features Favorite motion pictures Favorite celebrities Fast-nourishment eateries Fashion trends Top Ten Lists

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Offbeat element story thoughts Talk radio Weird longings reality about goat cheese The best books not to peruse Cell phones Coincidences Psychotherapy Tattoos, body piercings Individualism Stupid human traps Crazy voice-mail messages

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Profiles One of the more famous sorts of highlight story is the profile. A profile is a short, striking character sketch. An excessive number of profiles transform into a dreary describing of historical certainties or are random stories sandwiched between citations. A decent profile incorporates impressions, clarifications and perspectives. It ought to accentuate what is extraordinary about the individual. You can utilize a flashback strategy or highlight the individual's numerous parts.

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The Lead The start of the story must force the peruser in. The main sentence must make the peruser need to peruse the second sentence. The lead might contain a snare , a subtle element that attracts the peruser's consideration.

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Some great element leads include: Narrative Descriptive Striking proclamation Punch or astonisher

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As you plan for your element story, you will assemble a lot of data through meetings and foundation research. Before you start thinking of, you will concentrate on the principle thought you need to get over, and sort out your data, killing what does not oblige your core interest. Centering is narrowing your theme—diminishing a lot of informaton to a usable sum.

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Structure After you have composed the lead, you require a structure in which to put the data. A structure is a hierarchical example the essayist uses to incorporate, that is to build up connections between important bits of data.

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The structure that the "Uncovered Facts" uses is: Lead Quote (Use your most element quote here) Transition or certainty Quote Transition Quote Transition Quote

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Continue exchanging quotes and moves completely through the story. End your story on the second best quote you have, to leave your peruser with something to consider.

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Finding the right voice You have numerous voices. You address your companions uniquely in contrast to you do your folks or your instructors. On the off chance that you have an occupation, you have a voice for your supervisor. When you compose a story, you go up against a persona, or character. You should pick a voice that best grants the data in that story. The decision you make turns into the tone , or state of mind of the story, and it ought to dependably coordinate the substance. Case in point, you would not utilize funniness to expound on a grievous car crash.