An Editor at Myjoyonline.com, Eric Mensah-Ayettey, is set to launch two books on feature writing.
The books dubbed ‘A Guide to Writing Feature Articles Using The 5ws And H + M, O/R‘ and ‘Creatively writing with the 5Ws and H,’ offer a complete guide to writing educative, informative and entertaining feature articles.
The two books will be launched on June 28, at the Ghana Institute of Journalism, North Dzorwulu Campus.
According to Mr. Mensah-Ayettey, who is also an experienced writer, the title of the book “Eric’s Diary: A Guide to Writing Feature Articles” stems from the style adopted for writing these articles.
“I comment on socio-politico-economic issues from my personal experiences. This enables me to infuse traditional wisdom and local language to spice the write-up for readers’ enjoyment. I, therefore, believe that readers will find it useful in their quest to write, especially opinion pieces, Columns, promotional articles for organizations,” he told JoyNews.
Mr. Mensah-Ayettey told Blessed Sogah on The Pulse on Friday that, “If you are a nurse and you want to write about diseases that you treat. If you are a doctor and you want to write about a particular medical condition, this is your book. It tells you how to go about it from beginning to the end.”
He noted that anyone who does not grab copies of the book will be, “missing a lot of interesting socio-political issues analyzed in a very interesting manner. Punching, but making sure that, the one being punched, does not feel punched.”
In the second book, Creatively writing with the 5Ws and H the reader is guided through the imaginative process deployed to produce the nine articles- five entertainment-related and four politico-socio-economic ones.
“Here, the reader is let in on how the entertainment-related pieces were imagined, conceived, and birthed as well as how the politically-inclined ones were narrated creatively.
“Undoubtedly, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a step. It is for this reason that anyone desirous of acquiring this rare skill to churn out similar entertaining, yet informative articles needs a copy of these books. This book guarantees the reader a firm grounding to set off on this quest, leaving the bookworm with only a choice to proceed,” he explained.
About the arthur
Eric Mensah-Ayettey is a Communications Consultant with over 20 years of experience in the practice of Public Relations and Journalism.
Eric worked with Strategic Communications Africa (Stratcomm Africa) for over four years as a Lead Communications Consultant. Prior to that, he worked in various capacities at the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana.
Eric also rose through the ranks, from Reporter through Assistant Head of News to Head of News at Radio Gold 90.5 FM.
As a student Journalist, Eric had stints with the Ghana News Agency, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, and Graphic Communications Group Limited. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Public Affairs (UG), a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration (GIMPA), a Diploma in Journalism, and a Certificate in Public Relations, Advertising, and Marketing (GIJ).
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