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Personal Essays: What, How, Who, and Why by Michael Naghten Shanks
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What is the personal essay? The personal essay is the freest form of literature: this also makes it the hardest to define. Broadly speaking, it can be broken into two...

Writing Great Personal Essays: Really Useful Links by Ellen Brickley
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The word ‘essay’ strikes fear into many hearts, with its connotations of heavy academic papers or boring school assignments. Essays don’t need to be dull – some of the best...

Writing about Writing by Corina Duyn
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Part of our identity and our abilities may be hidden away like treasures at the bottom of the sea until we are forced to find them. Tobi Zausner – When Walls Become...

Memoir: Why Fact is Stranger Than Fiction by Alana Kirk

The wonderful Nora Ephron summed it up beautifully when she said in one of the essays from her memoir I Hate my Neck: “ I can’t believe how real life...