I ran across a couple of really nice writing exercises and thought I'd share.
- Create a Memory House by sketching a floor plan of any house in which you have lived. Now write a memory in each room. If a memory inspires you, write from it.
Here's another one:
- Take a sheet of paper and write"I remember" at the top of the page, then just write. Keep your hand moving and let the words flow. When you come to a stopping place, take a deep breath, let it out, write "I remember" again and keep going. Come back to this exercise often. Different days evoke different memories. Go back to the memory list later and highlight (or use a crayon to encircle) the ones that seem fresh and full of potential stories.