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Nov 24, 2022

In today’s episode, Sherry Paprocki interviews Estelle Erasmus on crafting powerful personal essays.

Estelle teaches writing at NYU, Writer’s Digest, in one on one coaching, and in writers’ conferences nationwide, including at the ASJA Conference, Writer’s Digest Conference, Hippocamp, and more. She is the special judge for the Writer’s Digest personal essay contest for 2022. 

Her writing and coaching students publish well and widely, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Your Teen, LA Times, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, and many more. 

Estelle not only coaches people on how to craft their essays, she also provides advice on publication opportunities. 

 

In this episode:

  • What writers should know before even starting to write an essay
  • Details on the necessary narrative arc 
  • Starting your essay in the middle 
  • The power of sharing your story

 

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Connect with Estelle:

Website: https://estelleserasmus.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/EstelleSErasmus/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EstelleSErasmus

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@estelleserasmus

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/estelle.sobel.erasmus/

Estelle’s Classes: https://estelleserasmus.com/classes

 

Essays referenced: Singing My Dad Back to Me, New York Times 

Giving Up the Ghost Baby, Purple Clover



Connect with Sherry: 

Website: https://sherrybeckpaprocki.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paprockisherry/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sherry.paprocki

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sherrypaprocki

Book: www.freelancefancy.com

 

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