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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 until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.
Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.
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.