Still, you need an introductory paragraph that sets the tone and tells the reader what this story is about. Regardless of the fact that this is a personal narration, it should still have a logical flow. When people read books, they move through the pages easily when they involve conversations. It’s really difficult to edit your own work, since you’re attached to it.
In the body of your essay, you’ll describe the event or incident, and then you’ll wrap it up with an impressionable conclusion. When you have an outline, you won’t risk making unnecessary digressions that would distract the reader from the main ideas. If you’re talking about your holiday, explain who you were with and who you met there. Fortunately, this type of essay allows you to include dialogue, so you should certainly use that opportunity. However, if you don’t want to hire a revision service to cover this step for you, you can still go through it without assistance.
Whether you want to write privately (Day One) or publicly (Medium.com), the available tools are free, seamless, beautiful, and work across devices. The customizability and cost are unbeatable, but unless you’re technically savvy it’s guaranteed to give you a few gray hairs.
(And let’s not forget: the good old analog — pen and paper. Here’s an analogy: Medium is like the i Phone and Wordpress is like Linux. Then you can migrate to Wordpress (or an intermediate step like Squarespace or Webflow). I felt like it needed to be my , my statement to the world that I had arrived.
Before you start writing the essay, you’ll need to craft a template that .
This type of writing does not require a strict structure. It’s no wonder why a professional writer will rely on an editor when they finish their writing.
Writing is equal parts habit formation and actual skill. The piece came out fine, but what I should’ve been doing was more of the Lean Startup approach (creating MVPs, testing, and iterating). And in our world of Instant Gratification we forget that to creating something beautiful requires us to show up each day.
Even if we’re tired, hungover, unmotivated, or distracted. Boring and unsexy, yet methodical and agnostic to our emotional whims. A nice trick is to pair consistency with accountability.
If I stopped doing Rad Reads, I’d be disappointing a slew of people — this provides both feedback loop and accountability structure.
My mom always points out my typos in my blog posts.