Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, your life is the laboratory for creating a great book or story.
If you can talk, you can write — even if you need to brush up on grammar and spelling.
You have a story to tell, knowledge to impart, and experiences to share.
You’ve lived a full life that’s packed with observations and adventures, and you shouldn’t exit this Earth without chronicling them in some way.
The Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity subscribes to the view of E.
Paul Torrance that creativity is the “highest form of mental functioning.” Fondly called the “Father of creativity,” he opened the eyes of students, colleagues, and friends to the scope of creative thinking and application, and became a significant pioneer in education worldwide.
These exercises should be practiced without self-judgment, inner filters, or concern about what a reader might think.
The purpose is to allow your creative mind complete freedom to cut loose.
In this exercise, you are writing to yourself at a younger age.
It can be your childhood self or yourself just a few years back.