You have to take the reader on a journey. There must be ups and downs and you must reach a high point. Some thoughts on narrative arcs and structuring you story
Mrs Kelly’s Monster – the first Pulitzer winner for feature writing – is still relevant and amazing, so much so that Harvard’s Nieman Storyboard was still analyzing the piece 33 years after
Whether you are writing a news story or a feature, start your story with a bang. Hook the reader with your opening line!