"How's school going?" a friend asks.
"Oh, it's fine. I have to write a ten-page paper, though, for my government class. It's about oil fracking."
"That shouldn't be any problem for you. I mean, you're a writer."
I'd love to smile at them and say no, writing an essay is nothing like writing a book. I don't have to enjoy trying to take a topic that I have zero background knowledge on and write a ten-page dissertation about why it's good, why it's bad, the corruption between the government and the oil industry...ugh. Yeah.
Do I enjoy it? No. Do I get good grades on my essays? Yes. And if you or someone you know is trying to write an essay, the following tips might help you (or them) get an A.
M. J. Piazza is a Jesus-loving, dog-walking country girl who just so happens to write books.