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Features Writing

By Felix Cheong

24 – 25 April 2008 (Thu – Fri)
9.30am – 5.30pm

Toa Payoh Public Library
6 Toa Payoh Central, Singapore 319191

Course Fee: $350.00

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A very focused workshop to get participants started in writing different kinds of feature articles and to inform participants on what is expected of a features writer in terms of conduct and etiquette. 


  • Different kinds of features writing.
  • What makes for good writing.
  • Style and medium; style and target audience.
  • Identifying and varying your style.
  • Research skills.
  • Pitfall to avoid: Plagiarism.
  • Contact and etiquette.
  • Finding a hook.
  • 3-act structure of stories.
  • Identifying your niche.
  • How to write a personality profile.
  • Drafting questions for an interview.
  • Sizing up interviewee; interview skills.
  • Pitfall to avoid: Quoting people out of context.
  • How to write a trend piece.
  • How to write a commentary piece. 

About the Trainer: Felix Cheong

Felix Cheong

Felix Cheong, completed his Master of Philosophy in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland in 2002 and is currently an adjunct lecturer with Murdoch University, University of Newcastle, University of Western Australia, Temasek Polytechnic and LASALLE College of the Arts.

Author of nine books, including four collections of poetry, two teen detective novels, The Call from Crying House (2006), and the sequel, Woman in the Last Carriage (2007), and Vanishing Point, which was long-listed for the prestigious Frank O’Connor last year. His latest book is Singapore Siu Dai, a collection of humorous flash fiction. The sequel, Singapore Siu Dai 2, will be launched in September.

He received the National Arts Council’s Young Artist of the Year for Literature Award in 2000 and was nominated for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2004.

Registration Details

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.