Writing and Publishing Personal Essays, Second Edition

Writing and Publishing Personal Essays, Second Edition

by Sheila Bender


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Writing and Publishing Personal Essays, Second Edition by Sheila Bender

In this new edition of Writing and Publishing Personal Essays," Sheila Bender has taken a classic and made it even better. She continues to share the tips and secrets that have given so many of her students the skills to become confident writers. At the same time, she has brought the original up to date with new content and extensively revised resources. Writing and Publishing Personal Essays provides powerful encouragement to write...instructions for writing eight different kinds of personal essays?special techniques for giving, receiving, and using critical feedback...proven tips for getting your writing published. Writing and Publishing Personal Essays shows why Sheila Bender is one of the most successful and sought-after writing teachers today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781893067103
Publisher: Silvercat Publications
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Pages: 255
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

Table of Contents

Introduction and Prologue: On Shaping Life's Experiences for the Page ix

I How to Use This Book 17

II Empower Yourself to Write the Personal Essay 21

III The Description Essay 33

IV The Narration Essay 59

V The How-To Essay 73

VI The Comparison-and-Contrast Essay 87

VII The Classification-and-Division Essay 103

VIII The Cause-and-Effect Essay 117

IX The Definition Essay 129

X The Argument-and-Persuasion Essay 151

XI Taking It from Here 171

Epilogue to the 2010 Edition: Today Is under Construction 189


I Using the Three-Step Response Method for Useful Help in Revising 193

II To Market, to Market 211

III A Cornucopia of Resources 237

Contributors 250

About the Author 255

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