For a travel essay, use the same basic elements as in a personal essay:
A lead that grabs the reader’s attention. It can be one to three paragraphs. Consider an anecdote about your trip, a quote, or a line of dialogue.
A nutgraph – the who, what, why and when, which tells your reader where you are and what you’re doing there.
Two to three more paragraphs or anecdotes about your trip.
An epiphany – something that changed in you as a result of your experience.
An ending. A final paragraph with one to three sentences that round out the essay.
In my next post, I’ll write about my stay in Italy to give you an example.
Prompt: Write a one paragraph anecdote about a trip you took.
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