Sally Adams explains in her book that a feature should offer a satisfying conclusion. She says features often end with statements or quotes; less commonly with anecdotes and descriptions; rarely with questions. My advice: avoid the question ending at all costs – it should be left to experienced writers!
In the interests of Not Freaking Out About Assessments, today is another free work day.
‘It’s no good standing there at the beginning of an article flexing your muscles. Just do the old handspring right away.’
– ‘Cassandra’, Daily Mirror
Writing, says our mate Jack Hart, is like organised thinking. Organising your information is the first step towards imposing order on the writing process, thereby disciplining the mind.
So you have a great story idea. What next?