creative nonfiction

Work with concrete, significant details. Personal essay must contain at least one scene, even if it is short!!! Make use of back-story if appropriate to enhance or underscore the narrative. In each of the personal essays we’ve looked at, the writer reflects on his or her experience, and so should you.
A common mistake beginning writers make is to put in way too much set up. Be economical with your set up and get to the meat of your essay.
Please make sure that there are no spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes, no incomplete or run-on sentences, and NO TENSE SHIFTS!