Expanding on yesterday’s activity, think back to when you began a conscious relationship with your creativity.

Most writers discover as children that we like telling stories, in one or a variety of forms. We might start telling stories with dolls or action figures, then create a fiction around a drawing we made, and then eventually progress to the written word.

Think about that transition from being to doing, the time when you stopped merely absorbing and began creating. What was your motivation? What did you expect to happen?

Did you want to make someone laugh? Did you desire attention? Were you emulating someone you loved? Did you use writing to create gifts of poems or stories for someone you thought would like them? Did you create a fictional world that was better than your reality?

Think back to your earliest creative memories and see what you find. How do those early impulses still influence you today?