Writing Your Life Challenge Prompt #2

Favorite-Things1January 8, 2016 Favorites

Writing about a favorite thing, person, or place gives you short vignettes that you can add to your larger memoir. Perhaps the paragraph about your favorite house will fit in with your overall theme of moving and loss.

Practice writing about each favorite – even if it seems silly – the act of remembering and writing will keep your creative energy flowing. Try to write at least a full paragraph about each thing. Remember! Use your five senses!

Here are just a few favorites – I’m sure you can think of some of your own!

sample favorites

A SAMPLE FAVORITES PARAGRAPH

This short paragraph was from a memory of my former mother-in-law’s favorite pastime with her father when she was growing up on Coney Island.  It is written in the third person.

sample favorites paragraph

Prompt #2: Make a list of your favorite things. Choose one of them to write at least a paragraph about.

these are a few of my favorite things

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About Karen Y. Hamilton

Karen leads workshops in Creative Writing, Poetry and Journal Therapy, and Memoir Writing. She has studied genealogy and personal histories since 1987, lecturing and leading workshops on Memoir Writing and Journaling to the community since 1998. Karen holds a BA in English and has studied Literature, Business, and Education at the graduate level. She is a former college instructor of English Composition and Reading. In the past, Karen has worked as a high school & middle school teacher. She currently works as a Curriculum Specialist and is an MFA Creative Writing student at Florida Atlantic University.
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