More complicated than an upside-down pyramid

1. A short feature story shares your observations on life and piques the interest of the reader.
2. A new story includes the headline (title), the summary or interest lead (topic sentence), and details.
3. A news story presents a summary of facts (who, what, when, where, why and how).
4. A feature builds on human interest and emotional appeal until the tension is led to a climate or a humorous ending.
5. A feature is not just a nod to characters, numbers, events, setting, motives or procedures provided by sources, quotes, surveys, or images but also spiced up by an angle (thesis) with punch lines or graphic representations.