Writing Personal Essays

Writing my ancestors’ stories, I wanted to stay true to the facts while giving readers an interesting story to read. Searching for how best to do that, I found the site, Creative Nonfiction. One aspect of creative nonfiction writing they focus on is the personal essay.

I hadn’t thought to write about my own stories, but after reading others’ personal essays on the site I thought writing mine would be a good way to practice my creative nonfiction writing skills. I’m aiming to post one of my stories on this blog at least twice a month.

Thinking about topics, my time in the Air Force had the most impact on my personal and professional lives so I’ll start with the events that led me to joining. Stay tuned for the first one coming soon!

Fair warning, I will also be practicing metaphors 🙂

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