Write a narrative that connects to your reader Strong narrative essays all have one thing in common–they feel like fiction. The key to writing a narrative that draws your reader in is recreating a true story that includes the essential elements of fiction, such as character arc, setting, dialogue and resolution. The difference betweenContinue reading “The Personal Narrative Essay”
How to Make Your Memoir Matter Bookstores are filled with memoirs written by everyone from Michelle Obama to Elizabeth Gilbert to Frank McCourt. When we first think of memoirs, we think of the stories of people whose lives are of great importance, like Ernest Hemingway or Patti Smith. But, that’s really not the case. ThereContinue reading “Memoir Writing”
The following outline accompanies the Explicit Revision–Outline Method Introduction GS: Background Information or Explanation of MI: Bridge/GS: Thesis: Body Para 1 TS: MD: MiD: MD: MiD: MD: CS: Body Para 2 TS: MD: MiD: MD: MiD: MD: CS: Body Para 3 TS: MD: MiD: MD: MiD: MD: CS: Concluding Para Reworded Thesis: SS: GS (strongestContinue reading “Breakdown Outline”
Struggling writers feel a sense of accomplishment and pride after completing an essay. The effort exerted to create the original draft often depletes their capacity to focus on and engage with the revision process. They believe the hard work is behind them; therefore, convincing them to revise their essay with fidelity is a challenge. BeforeContinue reading “Explicit Revision–Outline Method”
Welcome! So glad you found me. This is going to be a lot of fun and I’m so glad you’re coming along for the ride. First, a little about me. I am equal parts writer, writing teacher, meditation teacher. I have passion for all in equal measures. I teach writing of all sorts–composition, fiction, poetry,Continue reading “Who I am and Why I’m here”
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