Lessons from Personal Essay Class

Lessons from Personal Essay Class

I’ve taught a few class sessions on personal essay writing lately, which means I’ve read some personal essay assignments of late. It’s much easier to see the¬†chinks in others’ writing than it is to see it in our own, so I feel as if I’m...
Personal Essays: You Can Write About Anything You Want

Personal Essays: You Can Write About Anything You Want

I’m putting together a mini lesson on personal essays for a free Gotham Writers’ Workshop I’m giving tonight, a sort-of sampler of what you’ll get if you take my Nonfiction 101 class this term. I’ll be talking about personal essays. Here,...