I Write from the Heart

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Recently a friend of mine read a couple of my short stories. One was a story that was very near and dear to my heart. She looked over at me, tears streaming down her face, and asked how I could write something that was so painful to relive, yet which made someone such as herself feel as if they were living the experience themselves. I explained to her that is what a personal essay is supposed to do - touch someone; pull on the heartstrings of the reader. Her reaction also confirmed that I had succeeded in writing my story the way I had intended. I wanted my reader to feel what I felt, for that personal essay was taken from an experience that changed my life forever. There are as many forms and variations in writing as there are stories. I prefer to write either poetry or personal ...
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