Groovy as freelance writing is, I thought it might be wise to expand my potential uses to a prospective employer. So I’m once again slaving over the books, learning the related and sometimes opposing art of editing. First assignment: write a personal essay.
Not, you understand, to improve my essay-writing chops. The essay is to be handed over to the partner I chose in class, so he can take a whack at editing it. I’ll be editing his essay.
No problem, right? I’ve composed a zillion personal essays right here, for the enjoyment of y’all. But now that it’s an assignment, my topic churner has gone on the fritz. What does one write when one knows some met-yesterday stranger will be wading in and mucking about with it?
Throw me some topics, friends. I’ll post the resulting essay, and maybe later I’ll post the same essay after my partner has improved it. Merci!
Will it be
Starfish in Her Eyes (about my 12-year-old’s experimentation with makeup)
My Neighbor Steals Shopping Carts (self explanatory)