You DO have an amazing essay inside you. (The Personal Essay: A Step by Step Guide)

OK — here’s the deal: after reading thousands of essays over the last couple of years, I know you have it in you to write a strong, heartfelt, personal, personal essay. Today, I decided to share with you the exact steps I use with my own students to get them to dig down and find their amazing essay inside — and it’s there. I promise.