[Most of our posts allow you to just sit back, read and enjoy. This one highlights one of our newest SIGs and invites your active participation.]
In the New York Times online, you can find the rules for a past amateur essay contest. The challenge – to tell a short, powerful, true story. You may be used to calling this type of story a memoir, but the shorter version is often referred to now as a personal narrative essay, something with a beginning, middle and end.
For our group’s training purposes, I selected three different examples that I thought would generate challenging feedback. You can read them (More…)