The Writing | Turning Your Blog Posts into Publishable Essays

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Event Date: 
August 3, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Day: 
Day 1

Blog posts are often essays (mini- or otherwise), but many bloggers need help in making the leap from a self-published blog post to an essay that an editor will want to print. How does the publishable essay differ from a blog post? In this session, moderated by Rita Arens and featuring Jennifer Armstrong and Susan Goldberg, you’ll learn how personal essays are typically structured, including how to craft a great opening paragraph and keep the story engaging ‘til the bitter end. Learn some of the behind-the-scenes processes of choosing and editing pieces for anthologies, and how to apply those strategies to editing your own work for submission.