Comm 231: March 21

Feature Writing for Digital Stories:

Be objective. You are the narrator, not the main character.

Write in third person. Do not use: I, you, we, our, etc.

Write a lead that hooks the reader. Should be one sentence.

Use quotes and attribute them. Start the sentence with the quote and then use said. Example: “This challenge is the real deal,” Chiara said.

Hyperlink if possible. Especially, if it will clear up confusion or gives more context.

Use pull quotes. Don’t use too many, but used sparingly, they can be effective in emphasizing key points.

Use captions with your pictures. It will help the reader understand why that particular photo is significant to the story. It also helps with SEO.

Check for spelling and grammar. Edit in layers.

Example of a feature story



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