Personal Essay S 2009

I work with select students one-on-one to hone their craft.

Coaching arrangements can range from single essay critiques to 6-8-week intensives with unlimited phone and email support. The class covered all the bases, from sparking ideas to writing, revising, and selling your essays. She paces the lectures perfectly and her essay advice and guidance is both practical and insightful. Her edits are direct, yet gentle, and she has a knack for asking just the right questions to help you go deeper.

The lesson plans are chock full of practical advice and great examples of writing.

Her class taught me more about writing than most of the graduate school courses I took.

I’m a professional journalist, but when it came to writing personal essays, I wasn’t sure where to start. Amy’s comments and suggestions really helped me take my writing to the next level. Most important, she helps you find the heart of your story so it sells!

Personal Essay S 2009

I signed up for Amy’s class because I wanted to focus on essay writing but I wasn’t sure what made a good salable story idea and if I had those stories within me.

I have contributed essays to Good Housekeeping, Parents, The New York Times, Health, Women’s Health, O, Wine Enthusiast, Spirituality & Health, Your, The Los Angeles Times and more.

Two of my pieces have been featured in Newsweek’s “My Turn” column, and I garnered two “honorable mention” awards in ASJA’s personal essay category (20).

The Essay on the Facts & Arguments page gives Globe readers such as yourself a chance to let other Globe readers know what's on your mind, just as though you were catching up over coffee, at a virtual water-cooler or chatting over the back fence.

Facts & Arguments essays should be personal and not political.


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