Last month, I had the privilege to work with a group of teachers and students on their writing and college application essays from the Rio Grande Valley in the southernmost tip of Texas.
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Recently I was asked to lead a series of workshops for high school juniors and seniors on how to approach their college application essays. As I organized my thoughts I realized that this process was applicable to any sort of substantial writing we ever have to do, from a , to a , to a . ("For that matter," I thought, "you could apply this technique to ALL CREATIVE ENDEAVORS OF ANY KIND--" but then my head got so big it slammed into the ceiling, so I decided to limit myself to writing.) Some of this stuff I've touched on before, but this is the first time I've put it all together into one easy-to-use "How-To!" Let me know what you think.