Share Your Story - Narrative Writing and Personal Essay | Ali Pierce | Skillshare

Share Your Story - Narrative Writing and Personal Essay

Ali Pierce, English Teacher and Blogger

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9 Videos (15m)
    • The Project

      0:44
    • Why Personal Essay?

      1:25
    • Your Prompt!

      0:53
    • Refining Your Free Write

      1:02
    • Story Spine: Structuring A Story

      5:22
    • Who, What, Where, When, and Why?

      1:31
    • Consider Point of View

      0:50
    • Your Topics and Your Prose

      1:56
    • Final Thoughts

      1:03

About This Class

The day to day is full of quips and anecdotes that shape each moment, interaction, and your life. Turning those moments into stories takes a few skills and a bit of practice. In this class you can learn how to engage your reader through personal essay and begin to build those skills. You will learn to write about a moment in your life where something changed.

The beauty of personal essay is that you can write for you, write for a memoir, create content for a  blog, build an "about me" for your website, or whatever you may need... let's dive in!

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Ali Pierce

English Teacher and Blogger

Hello, I'm Ali. I'm a mom to two kids, but before that I was a creative-writing-food-loving-desert-rat English teacher. I love writing as a way to make sense of the things around me, and I hope to be able to share that with other. Whether you are creating things for fun or for work, I hope I can help you grow and explore in some way!

Beyond writing and moming, I am an avid babywearer and volunteer babywearing educator. I've taken a break from the classroom, but working with high schoo...

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