Summer Writing Mini-Workshop: Drawing from the well

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Just as we all have histories (or herstories), we have geographies. Think of every place you have ever lived, and write a story, using the location as the main character (or omniscient narrator).

I grew up in a modern-day, Tennessee Williams play. Draw upon your background, for no one can tell it like you can. https://sarahleastories.com/2015/11/10/poem-a-day-writers-digest-challenge-7-theme-simmer-down/

We are all the product of our existences, experiences, and memories—we all have something to offer. https://sarahleastories.com/2016/03/01/writers-digest-wednesday-poetry-prompt-342-theme-blank-ways-to-blank/

Just as some remember where they were during historical events, for me, every memorable book I’ve read (good and not so good) has a memory attached to it. https://sarahleastories.com/2018/02/20/influences-on-my-early-writing/

Great writers practice the art of self reflection.  
https://sarahleastories.com/2014/09/28/the-benefits-of-college-in-my-thirties/

Our life is a timeline. If you have a tough time filling in the gaps, write about the dots. https://sarahleastories.com/2016/02/04/writers-digest-wednesday-poetry-prompt-339-theme-anticipation/

How did you meet those who became significant characters in the play that is your life? https://sarahleastories.com/2015/12/04/writers-digest-wednesday-poetry-prompt-330-theme-shopping/

The dust of time and even the subtle shifts of our perceptions can alter our memories.  Play around with different accounts from siblings, friends, et cetera. 
https://sarahleastories.com/2015/08/06/writers-digest-wednesday-poetry-prompt-317-theme-remember/

Sift through old correspondence. You might find a “found poem” or a lost memory. https://sarahleastories.com/2018/01/28/childhood-memories-pen-pals/

The best thing about writing what you know is that the research is already in your head. http://www.bryndonovan.com/2016/07/05/100-prompts-for-writing-about-yourself/

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