Crafting The Personal Essay

Crafting The Personal Essay

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Award winning essayist Scott Russell Sanders once compared the art of essay writing to qthe pursuit of mental rabbitsqa€”a rambling through thickets of thought in search of some brief glimmer of fuzzy truth. While some people persist in the belief that essays are stuffy and antiquated, the truth is that the personal essay is an ever-changing creative medium that provides an ideal vehicle for satisfying the human urge to document truths as we experience them and share them with othersa€”to capture a bit of life on paper. Crafting the Personal Essay is designed to help you explore the flexibility and power of the personal essay in your own writing. This hands-on, creativity-expanding guide will help you infuse your nonfiction with honesty, personality, and energy. You'll discover: An exploration of the basics of essay writing Ways to step back and scrutinize your experiences in order to separate out what may be fresh, powerful, surprising or fascinating to a reader How to move past private qjournalingq and write for an audience How to write eight different types of essays including memoir, travel, humor, and nature essays among others Instruction for revision and strategies for getting published Brimming with helpful examples, exercises, and sample essays, this indispensable guide will help your personal essays transcend the merely private to become powerfully universal.The Spiritual Essay Brian Doyle, Leaping: Revelations aamp; Epiphanies Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some ... In which a forty-eight-yearold father ofthree returns to kindergarten, summer camp, the prom, and other embarrassments Dorothyanbsp;...

Title:Crafting The Personal Essay
Author:Dinty W. Moore
Publisher:Writer's Digest Books - 2010-08-11


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