My fiction writing students just recorded personal essays ( “This I Believe”-style) regarding what they believe to be true about their craft as storytellers. This is part of a project I’ve been running for the past couple years called “This I Know” (I know a shameless rip-off of the better known NPR series.) Many of the essays were really good this time. It’s interesting to me that, despite the paces I put them through this semester, many reported that this final essay was the most difficult piece for them to complete. I think it might be because they cared most about it. Please visit the site, listen to an essay or two, and leave a comment. I know they would appreciate it. Thanks.

Find these essays along with those from past semesters at writing101.net/thisiknow. Tell your friends.