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Give some thought to things liketheme, symbolism, style and irony.19 12/13/2012
Step 7Review your finished story and makesure everything is true.20 12/13/2012
If you added a character, made updialogue or described events thatnever took place, youve moved awayfrom literary non-fiction to fictionbased on fact.21 12/13/2012
Personal essays and memoirsconstitute two significant strands ofcontemporary creative nonfiction.22 12/13/2012
Personal essays, on the whole, aremostly based on the reflective accountof a remarkable experience in the lifeof the author/narrator, along with amore opinionated stance.23 12/13/2012
The personal essay is more about thethought process of the author as heembarks, along with the reader to thejourney of his mental world.24 12/13/2012
Throughout the journey, the readerbecomes involved with the subtleshades and nuances of the author’sthought process.25 12/13/2012
The mark of a memorable personalessay is the amalgamation ofmemory, emotions and sensations ofthe author that make the piecealive, vivid and compelling.26 12/13/2012
While personal essays are almostalways exclusively based on personalexperiences, throughout the narrative,the author sincerely tries to conveywhat he feels about those experiences.27 12/13/2012
The Reporter’s Shopping List Setting: where, when Characters: who Complication: what happens/why Process of resolving/responding: who did what and why Resolution: where does it stand at deadline Closure: the final what is ‘so what’28 12/13/2012
Jimi Kayodeadebola adegunwa school ofcommunication,Lagos State University,Lagos.29 12/13/2012