Writing Personal Essays: How to Shape Your Life Experiences for the Page

Writing Personal Essays How to Shape Your Life Experiences for the Page Bender helps writers get under the skin of their memories discover what they really mean and tell the truths of their lives in essays

  • Title: Writing Personal Essays: How to Shape Your Life Experiences for the Page
  • Author: Sheila Bender
  • ISBN: 9780898796650
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bender helps writers get under the skin of their memories, discover what they really mean, and tell the truths of their lives in essays.

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    1. I’m a fan of personal essays. The form allow writers to connect with readers in ways that articles and fiction don’t often do. The topics are so wide-ranging that there is pretty well something for everyone, whether your preference is serious social issues or light, humorous pieces. As someone who’s written a few personal essays, I wanted to learn more, and this book was a great choice.Author Sheila Bender spends several chapters explaining the eight different essays styles (I had no idea [...]

    2. A very introductory introduction to the subject. For each of the eight essay types she identifies, Bender supplies one question as a writing prompt. Rather than supplying classic pieces as examples of the types, she draws on her students' writing. That approach is pretty much only worthwhile when in each chapter she includes a student's first draft, her response, and the subsequent revised draft.Perhaps this book would be worthwhile for a novice writer in the genrebut as a general rule one is be [...]

    3. A chapter on each of the eight different types of essays, comparisons of first and subsequent drafts with analysis, the three step 'response' and information on publishing provide a good overall look at a format I have not explored. I'm most likely to do Personal or Narration Essays so I skimmed some ( ie. Classification an Division, Compare and Contrast)I especially like the three step response to be used in helpful critique: 1. report images and phrases that 'stick' with you 2. monitor and rep [...]

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