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Personal essays are the big sister of blog posts. Blog posts can begin and end with an anecdote, whereas an essay provides the reader with an insight or change that occurred. Good essays include a strong lead, struggle, appropriate pacing, story arc, rich details, and an alluring voice. This class will explain all of these components and teach you how to use them effectively in order to craft an essay worth submitting for publication.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Corbin Lewars is the author of Divorce as Opportunity: Stories and Support For Your Transition and the Washington State Book Award and PNBA nominee Creating a Life. She has freelanced as a developmental editor and writing coach for fifteen years.