Where did I come from? Who am I? Where am I going? It’s amazing how little we know about ourselves, much less each other. As a relationship grows, layers of previously unexplored experiences and emotions emerge around the person we are getting to know. What is most important about someone’s life? Birth date, hair color, job? Or a formative ex [...]
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“This is the story of my life, but it does not start with birth and childhood, nor with my early memories. The real beginning of life came to me with the taste of death, on the morning of 21st March, 1918.” Witness, by John Bennett
“When in the winter of 1983 I was to visit Graham Greene in Antibes, h [...]
Find a leaf or a sea shell and write a biographical story about it.
1. Plot: In your story describe where it came from, who is it, and where is it going.
2. Description: Include all five senses in your story. Include memory, regret, longing.
3. Revision: Insert adjectives before every noun, adverbs before every verb.
4. Revise you [...]