Essay Writing Resources

Parts of a Plot and Other Helpful Information –

https://www.blendspace.com/lessons/hYAJrE–iIK1pg/elements-of-literature

Contests and Places to Publish –

Real Simple: http://www.realsimple.com/magazine-more/inside-website/contests-sweepstakes/life-lessons-essay-contest-rules

Essay Mama: http://www.essaymama.com/contests/

Hippocampus: http://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/2015/05/2015-remember-in-november-contest-for-creative-nonfiction-open-writing-contest-deadline-sept-30/

Blog Post from The Write Life: http://thewritelife.com/19-websites-magazines-want-publish-personal-essays/#.9wn7a4:iy5U

How to subcribe to WritingCareer.com’s Special Deadlines Issue: http://writingcareer.com/special-deadlines-issue.html

Lindenwood/TLR: http://lumfa.blogspot.com/2015/04/tlr-prose-poetry-contest-no-entry-fee_9.html

Write Forward –

I am writing about _______________. I want my reader to know _____________________.

Then, write your lead. Consider circling back in your conclusion.

Write Backward –

Try to put your ephipany into words, then write about how you got there. Or write your last paragraph or two.

Consider Angle –

How are you going to tell the story?

Blow It Up

Add details and imagery. Think of all five senses.

ACT Sample Essay Prompt

This site has a sample prompt. student essays, and details about how they are scored: http://www.actstudent.org/writing/sample/

Changes to the Writing Section: http://www.actstudent.org/writing/enhancements/

And Sign Up Here for a Chance to Win Books on Writing

http://thewritepractice.com/giveaways/becoming-writer-giveaway/?lucky=2096

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