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12 Point Checklist for Writing Feature Articles

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6. Have you checked and cross-referenced your facts amongst your various sources.

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Tip: Do not wasterepparttar 129501 editors time by sending a 2000 word article to a publication that requires articles between 500-750 words. 8. Will you use quotes in your article? Quotes and antcedotes bring a story to life. Arerepparttar 129502 quotes from a reliable source and have you double checked that quotes used are acurately recorded?

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