Creative Writing: The Opinion Essay

Kelsey Miller, Author & Journalist

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11 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:46
    • 2. Know What You Know (And What You Don’t)

      4:13
    • 3. What’s Your Beat?

      2:24
    • 4. Put Your Antenna Up

      5:03
    • 5. Find Your Angle

      1:33
    • 6. Ask Why

      1:25
    • 7. Back It Up

      2:18
    • 8. Draft It

      3:48
    • 9. Edit It

      3:40
    • 10. Pitch It

      3:35
    • 11. Final Thoughts

      1:26
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Project Description

Develop & Draft Your Opinion Essay

Use the guidelines in each lesson to come with a solid concept for an opinion essay, and draft it. This essay can be on any subject whatsoever, as long as you have something significant to say about it. Make sure to back up your opinion with a little research to support your piece. Remember: This draft does not need to be perfect. The only goal is for it to be complete.

Step One: Brainstorm, come up with your topic, and hone your angle.
Step Two: Do a little research to find some supportive resources you might integrate into your piece.
Step Three: Draft it. Lay out your argument and make it. Once you’re done, give it a good once-over for edits and then one more pass for fine-tuning and proofreading.

Bonus: When your draft is finished, write a pitch to submit it for publication. I’ll guide you through that as well.

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