Parts of a Plot and Other Helpful Information –
Contests and Places to Publish –
Essay Mama: http://www.essaymama.com/contests/
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
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/
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