Storytelling

“If you are writing an essay with narrative and chronology, let the I character step beyond the role of observer and be implicated in the overall action. There is something off-putting about essays in which the I character is right and all the others wrong. By showing our complicity in the world’s stock of sorrow we convince the reader of our reality and even gain his sympathy.” -Phillip Lopate, Telling True Stories. 

Alex Siegman