Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Experiences into Writing Adventures

Describe an early experience with as much detail as possible from your child's mind and in reflection as an adult.

Sift through favorite possessions.  What stories run through them to you.

How did a certain period of history affect you, friends and family?

Describe your most memorable childhood pet.

Write your relationship with a teacher.  Did he or she make a lasting contribution on your life?

Music is a trigger for stories.  Did you take music lessons?  Think about a humorous incident. List tunes that elicit memories and write about them.

Add firsts as fast as you can in a page of writing: childhood trip, date, kiss, job, accomplishment.

Write all of the above from someone else's point of view: parents, siblings, best friend.

Don't forget to include sights, sounds, scents, and flavors.

Let experiences lead you into writing adventures.

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