Writing Freelance Features

Students in this graduate level writing course will learn how to develop ideas for feature-length stories (such as profiles, trend pieces and human interest pieces) and how to research and write features on a variety of topics. They will learn how to structure feature stories, including longer (8,000-plus words) stories; how to write feature leads and "nut grafs;" and how to edit their own work to prepare it for submission. Finally, they will learn how to develop and present stories and story ideas to editors at both print and digital publications and how to submit their completed work for publication.