How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 16


GET AWAY: Part 3
Go back, physically or mentally, to a street you used to live on. I have given writing students, of all ages, the task of mapping out an old neighborhood, replete with a “key” to events that happened to them there. Some examples: #1: “Here is where I camped out for 45 minutes when I ran away from home.” #2: “Here is where I threw up after sampling a cigarette for the first and last time.” Etc., etc. Your neighborhood stories are like the oranges on a tree, ripe for picking.

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