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How Do You Know What To Keep and Cut in Personal Essays?

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Dear Kelly,
How do you know what to keep and what to get rid of in your personal essay?

Great question!
Can I ask one back? How do you know you’ve got an essay readers will even care about?



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Kelly Eden

Kelly Eden


New Zealand-based essayist | Personal Essay Workshops | @ Insider, Mamamia, Thought Catalog, ScaryMommy and more