Week of February 12, 2012: A Mini-Challenge Throw Down
Wednesday, February 15—Childhood Memories Mini-Challenge
Sit down and recollect. What was the happiest memory from your childhood? Summer camp? Time with a grandparent? Swimming with cousins? A family reunion? Time alone reading a book? Learning a new sport or skill? Free time with friends?
1. List out those memories.
2. Identify one or two memories that might have universal appeal and could serve as a story starter.
3. Now take the opposite approach. Think of your worst, most embarrassing moments of childhood. (Mine was ripping my pants in P.E. as a 4th grader.) Now list down those memories and see if they inspire a story.