“One of those pieces of writing advice so common that even nonwriters have heard it, right up there with “write what you know,” is that a good story always has a beginning, a middle and an end. Of course, “write what you know” is somewhat misleading advice; we often write about what we think we know, in order to see if we really do.” — Jody Bates
via Writer’s Digest – How to Create a Narrative Arc for Personal Essays.
While both experimenting with a new WordPress app and finding new essay resources, I discovered this today on the Twitter account @writersdigest. If you are mulling the essay project this year, may it bring you inspiration!
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