How to Put Together a Guide Feature

Article Nuts and Bolts: How to Put Together a Guide Feature


Though it seems simplistic, nailing the all-important guide feature takes skill.


58 minutes of video
58 minutes of audio
12 slides
18 pages of transcript

In our series walking through the construction of different types of articles, we hone in on the easy-to-write (and pitch!) staple of magazines everywhere: the front-of-book round-up.

A second type of round-up feature, the guide piece separates a large amount of information on a destination or topic into mini round-ups.

We’ll cover:
– How are these type of round-up features different than baskets of kittens and narrative features?
– How does the FOB version blossom into a feature?
– What does this look like in practice?
– How to pitch these pieces