In 2009, author Neale Donald Walsch posted an essay on the website about his son's Christmas pageant, but the essay was practically identical to a story published by Cindy Chand in the magazine Clarity 10 y... More » Art & Literature Literature Non-fiction

"How It Feels To Be Colored Me" is a descriptive essay written in 1928 by African-American author Zora Neale Hurston. In the essay, Hurston describes her realization of self-identity and discovery of pride in herself. More »

"On Being a Cripple" by Nancy Mairs is an essay about the experience of being crippled. Mairs begins the autobiographical work by owning the word "cripple" and identifying herself as such. The remainder of the essay deta... More »

"Civil Disobedience" is an essay written by Henry David Thoreau that argues government should not dictate how people live their lives, believing people have the right to follow their conscience. The essay was included in... More » Art & Literature Literature Non-fiction

The best way to write an essay describing a life experience is to use either a personal or narrative essay format. Although they're very similar, there are some slight differences between personal and narrative essays. A... More »

A narrative essay, also known as a personal essay or story, is a piece usually written in chronological order in which the writer details a personal experience. While a narrative essay can be written in second or third p... More » Art & Literature Literature Non-fiction

"The Myth of the Latin Woman" is an essay written by Judith Ortiz Cofer that discusses Latin womens' identity in terms of the social stereotypes that are imposed on them. The essay was originally written for Glamour maga... More »