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Guardian journalist Sirin Kale leads this masterclass in how to write a feature and then pitch it to commissioning editors.

If you’re the type of person who loves a good story, is always searching for a unique angle, and who loves to talk to others, you might have considered feature writing.
In this practical virtual masterclass with Guardian journalist Sirin Kale, you will learn how to put your hunger for great storytelling to good use. Sirin will cover how to identify a compelling story, how to research potential interview subjects and put them at ease, and how to master the bread and butter of feature narratives: your voice.
You will also learn how to get your stories into print, as Sirin covers the commissioning process, including what editors look for in a story, and how to grab their attention with a pitch.
Course content
  • Identifying a strong story
  • Researching interview subjects
  • Using interviews to shape and sustain features
  • Mastering structure, tone and pace
  • The importance of voice
  • The commissioning process - and how to pitch
This class is for...
  • Beginners looking to get started as well as writers who are hoping to pick up new skills to aid their feature writing.
  • Anyone who wants to understand the process of writing a feature from conception through to commissioning and completion.
Tutor profile
Sirin Kale is a features writer for the Guardian. She also is a regular contributor to British Vogue, VICE, Wired UK, and the Observer. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Course Details
  • Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022
  • Time: 6pm-8.30pm (BST)
6pm BST | 7pm CEST | 10am PDT | 1pm EDT
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How to write and pitch a feature: A journalism workshop with Sirin KaleLondon, United Kingdom