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Feature writing: A splash of colour

A splash of colour

Conjure a sense of atmosphere and action in your articles with advice from Tina Jackson

A picture paints 1,000 words, or so they say. But what if words are all you’ve got to work with?

So far, in this series, we’ve looked at technical aspects of feature writing: how to structure various kinds of newspaper, magazine and web stories. And quite right too. Commercial journalism requires a structured kind of writing, and to make a success of it you need to understand the basic framework for various kinds of story.

This month, though, we’re going to look at the fun stuff: colour writing. How to put meat on the bare bones of your feature story. How to create impressions (and an impression). How to bring your writing to life.

What is colour writing?

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