Category Archives: The Personal Essay

Back Story Does Not Go in the Front

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, … Continue reading

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Nailing the Personal Essay

Telling a Story For all its charm and sometimes apparent aimlessness, an essay has a skeleton, an underlying structure that makes it work. Often it’s the age-old structure of a story. By “story” I don’t mean “something that happened,” but … Continue reading

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Read Adair Lara’s columns in the San Francisco Chronicle

 Just go to the search box at sfgate.com and put in “Adaor Lara” and then any title or date you wish to search for. Can also search to a phrase you remember in a column you liked.   http://www.sfgate.com/search/?action=search&firstRequest=1&searchindex=gsa&query=adair+lara I … Continue reading

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Adair’s Published Articles On Writing: Tone, Angle, Memoir or Novel, The Arc of Your Memoir

http://www.writersdigest.com/author/adair-lara   in Writers Digest “Find an Angle to Bring Your Subject to Life.”

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