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EPIC ESSAYS IN 30 MINUTES
Your life is about to change. Million-selling book author Diane Stafford has joined forces with tutor/teacher Melissa Mead to deliver Epic Essays in 30 Minutes: Easy Tips for Writing A+ Essays. This zippy guide transports young people from the quagmire of Distance Learning to a lofty head space where they ace everything they write—until readers say, “Wow! I didn’t know you had it in you!”
Engaging with a friendly, upbeat style, these authors give you keys to writing essays that are 100% successful. You discover what to write, what not to write, and how to turn out the kind of essays you used to envy like crazy. You even get pointers on anxiety management, social media, ADHD symptoms, and electronics “allotment”—ideas designed to empower you as a problem-solver.
Also on these pages, Diane Stafford and Melissa Mead share insider tips on how you can sail through exams by learning pivotal vocabulary words that lead to high SAT and ACT scores and “5s” on AP exams. Topping off the valuable information, we showcase some winning college entrance essays and explain how to put your personality into your writing. Overall, though, what sets this book apart is how easily it turns shaky writers into confident essayists.
Epic Essays in 30 Minutes is for you. Snag that A+, and then move on to conquer other challenges. Seriously, there is absolutely no downside to being a swashbuckling wordie.
About Diane StaffordHome: Newport Beach, CA
First book published: Migraines for Dummies
First book to hit parenting bestseller list: 60,001 Best Baby Names
Most informative book published: The Vitamin D Cure
Favorite books: Prince of Tides, Rebecca, Jane Eyre, To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite food: Enchiladas
Favorite restaurant: Tommy Bahama, where I met my wonderful husband, Greg Munoz.
Favorite sweet: Perfect, soft, delectable cookies
Favorite exercise: Pilates
Hobbies: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, reading, writing, texting, tutoring, talking with my kids.
Best-kept secret: Never met a mystery I didn’t like.
Favorite series: Ozark, Ray Donovan, Goliath, Schitt’s Creek, Ted Lasso
Writing tidbit: You can find me at my computer by 3:30 a.m., happily writing like crazy.
Tutor writing for: Kids in grades 7-college.
About Melissa MeadHome: San Antonio, TX
First published book contribution: FUSE: Guide to the Cogenerational Workplace.
Favorite magazine article published: SweatRX Magazine: Matt Fraser Feature article
Favorite books: Once a Runner, Catcher in the Rye, The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup
Favorite food: Homemade pasta
Favorite restaurant: StoneWerks bar and grill
Favorite sweet: Peanut M&Ms
Favorite exercise: Running (and lifting). I know, that’s two.
Hobbies: Painting, writing, learning to play new songs on both guitar and piano.
Best-kept secret: I hope to one day run an ultra-marathon.
Favorite series: Schitt’s Creek, Rick & Morty, Barry.
Writing tidbit: Runner and ELA teacher by day, writer by night.
Tutor writing for: Kids (6-12 grade).
Bestselling author Diane Stafford invites you to submit questions--anything on essay writing, business writing, and freelance writing.
NOTE FROM DIANE: Please send me your feedback so I’ll know what YOU want to know about writing… Would you write a memoir of your own? Would you encourage your child to loosen up those writing “muscles” and enjoy essay writing more? I’m dying to hear your thoughts!
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