Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Personal Essays

Question: What is the point of writing personal essays?

Answer/Quote: “Personal essays are just that: personal. It is your job as a writer to illuminate your experiences so that readers think about their lives in more meaningful ways. If you learned a lesson from the event you’re writing about, your readers can learn from you—the very point of personal essay writing.” p. 13.

Comment: For those of you thinking of writing a book about your parent or another loved one, begin with a personal essay. RayS.

Title: “5 Ways to Develop Personal Essays.” R Eddey. The Writer (April 2011), 18.

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