An ultimate guide to write a perfect feature article
By Brown Bear
Writing the feature articles on a particular topic and becoming a popular technical writer are a dream of many passionate writers. At the same time, the beginners do not familiar about the technical write-ups and how to easily and efficiently write a feature article to get more attention from the audience side. Basically, the features and news articles are very popular in today’s magazines, newspapers, and e-magazines.
Among other types of technical write-ups, composing the feature articles can be very simple if the writers are following the necessary steps. When it comes to the features, you can write an article by doing long term research and you will get more time to finish it whereas the news articles are time dependent. This is because you should deliver news articles immediately after an occurrence or event. Thus, you can easily write the articles about any feature by following successive steps.
Choose a perfect topic:
First important thing an article writer must consider is selecting a very good topic for his or her feature. Choosing the best topic and putting attractive title to their articles will be the secrets to grab attention of massive numbers of readers.
To write a feature article, you will get long periods because it is not a time dependent. So, the technical writers should need to take their own time to make detailed research by meeting several people and collecting much information. Research on a feature topic mainly has three purposes as follows. It expands and restates your hypothesis. When you are on a wrong track, the research information will direct you to go on the right way of writing features. At the same time, research provides you enough information to create attractive article and write compelling query letter. The detailed research on your article topic also fills full length of article by gathered information through reading, expert resources, and interviews of several audiences.
Prepare a query letter:
A very good query letter is a key to sell your feature articles to an editor. It actually increases a sale rate. Basically, a query letter must have 5 parts and each has only a single paragraph. The first para is your topic introduction and the second paragraph should focus on the editor’s needs. The third para must briefly describe the important content of the article for the readers. The fourth paragraph has to explain why a writer is uniquely qualified to create this piece of article. Finally, the fifth para should be very short to close your article with an action statement.
Feed information on computer:
If you are writing a feature article for the e-magazines, you should fee all gathered information on the computer and write what you have in mind to create a perfect article. You need to highlight some points and make some notes to properly organize your piece of feature for e-magazine.
Revise and edit:
The writers should need to revise your written feature article and edit it for releasing wonderful feature article that contains coherent information on a particular topic to get attention of several audiences.