I will begin today, with this post, to outline and walk you through the steps you need to take to get this project going.
Most of what we write comes from our memories anyhow. Here though, we are actually mining the seeds of those memories.
1. Collect a handful of pictures with you in them.
2. Don't worry about chronology.
5. Be guided by your emotional reaction to the pictures.
Great! Now, the first step is to introduce yourself. Which one is you? Do you remember this time?
What about the clothes in this picture, the hair?
For me, the bow is the memory point. So, here is what I came out with my first topic:
All through elementary school, I was known as the girl with the big bow.
(Your coverage may be as short as one paragraph, as long as a short story. Just write without stopping. When done, clip the picture to the essay and put it aside for a while.)
Look for further lessons in future posts.