This is such a great description of how to write a good essay.
People tell me all the time I am brave to put personal things out there on the page. I don't see it as bravery. I see it as essential, if you want your readers to believe.
Of course, I don't write about everything. There are things I will never put on a page. You have to choose.
You can't have a wall around you as a memoir or essay writer. People will call you on it, as my... Read More...