Don’t Write Alone | Free Write

In an Essay, Let Us Borrow Your Eyeballs—or Anyone Else’s, Really, Even a Bird’s

Meaning is an abstract concept. It needs a container. Concrete details are those vessels, the building blocks, the foundation of a good essay.

Show. Don’t tell.

to put the thinking on the page

hello!show me what you’ve got, if you’re so good at it



The task: Rewrite that section of your essay and narrate the scene as if the narrator were a bird. Literally write from a bird’s eye view.Ploughshares

The Groom Will Keep His NamePage 228 in the Apple Books versionmust

Talk to someone else who was there for that emotional moment and briefly interview them.

Show your work.