Saturday, August 6, 2016

August Writing Challenges: Day 6 - Memories

August. The summer is nearly over. Kids are going back to school. You now have some time on your hands.  Okay, you still have a list of chores a mile long, but let's put writing at the top of the priority list, okay?

I am going to challenge you with a writing prompt every day this month. Are you up for it? I hope so.

The writing challenges will be about a variety of topics and hopefully cause you to dig into your writing toolbox to complete with emotional skill.

Watch out, I just might throw in a fun one, well, just for fun!

For the sixth challenge we're going to go back in time:

Here is your challenge:

Take a time from your life (or imagine time) that you were bullied at school. Who was the bully and how did he or she affect you? Imagine a sit down chat with the bully in which the person could not bully you and had to share his or her feelings. What do you thing you would learn?

If this challenge is too personal or triggers some past trauma issues, please don't use it. Here is an alternate challenge:

Describe your first school crush or your first school significant other. What was it like? How did you feel walking around the school and possibly having people talk about you? Feel fee to talk about the entire relationship.

Going back in time and remembering events in your life can be easy or hard. Some memories come easily, while others are fuzzy and hard to remember. That's okay. That's life. The best thing about writing a memoir, is you get to re-write your story.

I hope you find this challenge helpful.

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