“I was going to be an essayist, and it was going to be awesome.”

Nonfiction writing might work wonders for history books, but the heart of the genre is still the essay. In a piece for The Morning News Martin Connelly discusses his youthful resolution to be an essayist, which he quickly forgot and then gradually remembered. There are also ironic license plates, convicts and a baby, just to jazz everything up a little bit.

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at kaulielewis.wordpress.com.

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