Thursday, July 1, 2010

Prompt #9

Today I have David Sedaris on the brain. What I love about his work is the combination of autobiography and essay, in structure. He takes stories from his life and ties them together with a coherent theme, essentially. But what is particularly compelling is that he is able to see the value of uncomfortable experiences, and either make light of them, or make meaning from them.

Your prompt today is to write something Sedarian. Sketch out some ideas about a memory from your childhood. If you're feeling brave, you should choose one that you would have hoped not to revisit (I might suggest that this will help you cope with it and's a real type of therapy, I promise.). Write down what you remember, and see if you can elaborate on how this event changed you, made you grow, or at least helped you laugh at yourself later.

Happy Writing!

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