Confessions magazines, whose famous titles include True Confessions, are ostensibly true confessions of ordinary folks. These carefully crafted, often First Person short stories are actually written by professional writers who have mastered an intimate story-telling style. The appeal of the confessions come from their emotional punch. The more intense the confession, the more the reader is drawn into the story.
-  - Writing and Selling Confessions by Michael Bracken at SFWA
-  - Writing Confessions: An Interview with Bea Sheftel