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How To Write A Feature For The Daily Mail (Like Sophie Walker But Not Anna Bundy)

ANNA Bundy wants to tell you what it’s like writing a feature for the Daily Mail. Anorak has some experience of this. My friend Sophie Walker once worked at the Mail’s Femail section. Sophie’s own lifestyle and views were so removed from the Mail’s mawkish, reactionary agenda she seemed utterly wrong for the job. But she could write and research very well, and she needed the work:

Anyone who has ever written a feature for the Daily Mail knows what it feels like. You only have to read the features pages to understand that something strange is going on – lots of first person pieces all written in the same style, with the same vocabulary, the same mawkish self-revelatory nature and bizarre turn of phrase. Who are these people who all write exactly alike, suffer bereavements, mental health problems, addictions and family troubles, wear brightly-coloured dresses and too much make-up?

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Posted: 28th, September 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment