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Personal Essay Writing Workshop

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For an essay, you're trying to discover something about a question. You're writing toward a question. Write about a feeeling or an inclination.
  • Scene + Summary (analysis)
  • A good essay should tell a story. Think about Plot. Think about movement. Where will the essay take the reader. What will become clear? Alternate between the summary and the scene.
  • * The most important elements of story are when you can go into the scene.
  • Paint a picture in the readers head. Start in the action. But if you're drafting don't labor over the first line. If you're having a hard time starting, try a scene. Add some dialog. Get into it. A good piece of writing show and tell.
  • Figure out what you're trying to get across and then create your own rules in the essay.
  • Write about yourself for the reader - Something to think about. Write about something you witnessed, or something that happened to you. Develop yourself as a character. Develop your narrative persona so readers can attach themselves to and go on a journey with. Be HONEST. Honesty leads to uniqueness in an essay. Poke fun at yourself as an example to give readers a sketch of who you are.
  • You are the main reader. They want to know you. Offer them an experience.
  • Show the good and the bad. No one is all good and no one is all bad.
  • The real way to write good essays is to read good essays
  • Tell your personal story and connect to something larger
  • Title tip "The Joy Of.."

    Example Essays:

    ↓ Introspection narration ↓
    Write about themselves but for reader ↓