About Adair Lara

Adair Lara wrote for San Francisco Focus and then for SF magazine, where she covered their interior design beat. In 1989, the San Francisco Chronicle offered her their Back Page column. Writing commentary twice a week for 12 years, she received numerous awards. Visit her website.

Exactly How to Write the Narrative Essay

[This essay was adapted by the author from her book Naked, Drunk and Writing: Writing Essays and Memoirs for Love and for Money] For all its charm and sometimes apparent aimlessness, an essay has a skeleton, an underlying structure that makes it work. Often it’s the age-old structure of a story. By “story” I don’t … Continue reading

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