Express Yourself

Want to Write About Your Life? Start Here.

Your story doesn’t have to save the world — it just has to be honest

Eileen Pollack
Human Parts
Published in
5 min readDec 11, 2019

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Illustration: Lulu Jiang

Welcome to The Draft, an advice column about writing and life from Eileen Pollack, former director of the University of Michigan MFA Program. We’re here to answer your questions about storycraft, writing, and telling the

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Eileen Pollack
Human Parts

Eileen is the author, most recently, of Maybe It's Me: On Being the Wrong Kind of Woman