You have made it all the way to the eighth lesson in my creative writing lessons series. We’re almost to the finish line. Only one week left.
This week you are going to have to dig deep for your exercise. You are going to have to really look at the things that have happened in your life and the effect that they had on you.
This week you are going to write about somebody or something that changed your life.
You aren’t pretending to be somebody else, and you aren’t going to be recounting the story somebody else has told you. You are telling your own story. From your perspective, write about an event or person that impacted your life in a profound way.
I don’t want you to just recount what happened, either. I want you to talk about how you felt, your reactions, and how things changed for you on the inside and outside. I really want you to pour your heart and soul into this exercise. This doesn’t have to be shown to anybody so you can be as vulnerable as you want.
That’s it for the eighth exercise. Make sure you come back next week to catch the last exercise.
Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. -Anton Chekhov