Saturday
Jul092005

Tutorial I: The Blundell Technique 

My first attempt at feature writing, nearly a decade ago, was a total mess.

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Saturday
Jul092005

Tutorial II: The Lead

When journalists talk about the beginning of a story the word they use is “the lead”.

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Saturday
Jul092005

Tutorial III: Nut Graph

The relationship between the lead and the Nut Graph can be thought of in this way: The intro highlights an individual case. The Nut Graph, meanwhile, illustrates how that individual case is actually representative of a bigger trend or how it fits into a bigger overall picture.

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Saturday
Jul092005

Tutorial IV: Main Body (Blocks)

With the Nut Graph sorted out, I'd like to now share with you another aspect of the Blundell Technique. And this has to do with the blocks that he uses to organize materials for his feature stories.

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Saturday
Jul092005

Tutorial V: Conclusion

In feature writing, leads get most of the attention, but endings are equally, if not more, important.

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Saturday
Jul092005

Tutorial VI: Story Types

Now that you have all the tools to write your feature story, you need to decide what kind of story you're going to write.

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