Discuss the different types of Features writing?

List of various types of Features Writing.

A feature can be written on any subject. A reporter can write about a cat trying to catch an elusive rat, a roadside vendor in your street, a doctor at work in a hospital, a blind man trying to cross a busy street, men and women in an unusual profession, reminiscences of the past and personal accounts of travel. The subject can be any thing. A feature has also no specific length. It can be written in four paragraphs as well as in 20 paragraphs. Given below are some types of features writing generally you will find in newspapers.

Human Interest Features Writing : Human interest feature discusses a person or people in an emotional way. It presents people and their problems, concerns, or achievements in a way that brings about interest or sympathy in the reader or viewer. Human interest features may be the story behind the story about an event, organization or otherwise faceless historical happening, such as about the life of an individual soldier during war-time, an interview with a survivor of a natural disaster, or profile of someone known for a career achievement. The human touch is perhaps the most vital quality in such features.

Personal Narratives: Personal narrative features are stories about eminent men and women. Human interest in them survives even long after their death. Features can be written on their work, their achievements and their unique contribution to the society.

Meeting Unusual People: Features can be written on extraordinary people about whose life and work readers will be interested to read.

Travel Sketches: Features can also be written on travel which fascinates most people. Travel features satisfy a basic human desire to know more about the world we live in. It makes interesting reading.

Historical Features: Persons in history books or about historical places also make interesting feature. On occasions, newspapers carry historical features.

Interpretative Features: Interpretative features analyze facts and information. Such features are intended to inform and instruct the readers about the background and significance of various issues.

Autobiographical Human Documents: Such features are written about the personal experiences or intimate personal matters. “My Experiment with Truth’ is a wonderful account of the personal experiences of Mahatma Gandhi.

Science Features: Features can be written on science and technology, scientific studies and innovation. Readers are interested to read about science and technology.

Practical Guidance Features: These features are intended to inform and guide the readers. Such features are designed to tell the reader how to make, repair or collect things.

Miscellaneous: Features can also be written on various other subjects. You can write on mundane activities like gardening and cooking to unusual trades and professions, from fashions and good grooming to mountaineering and bird watching. If you find news point on any topic, subject or issue that will be interesting, you can write.

Unusual Professions: Features can be written on unusual professions like puppeteers who have fallen on bad days, the leech doctor who may well claim to be a precursor of the modern surgeon, the street juggler and many others.

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