In the 2011 post I tried to break it down, to figure out what one needed to write them. I've come up with some other suggested formats. Again, I wonder, can you describe your life story in six words? My first thought was, "This is hard. I am overwhelmed."
The you that is YOU is complex. Where to start? Try focusing on one of these.
- Character traits (intellectual or emotional: what are you perceived strengths or weaknesses?)
- Interests and hobbies
- Physical self-description
- One moment in your lifetime (a particular memory or story)
- Dream or dream self
- Your fears
- Your desires
- Your connection to someone to whom you feel close or from whom you feel distant
Some sample formats
- Cause and Effect: I did this. Then that happened.
- Comparisons: I'm like this. But also that.
- Similes: Being me is like ___ ___ (Swiss cheese? Braids undone?)
- Metaphors: I am a/the/an ___ ___ ___ (tiger asleep already? shiny beach shell?)
- Puns or wordplay: Pick a subject. Use double meanings. (i.e. shoes and soles/souls or tongues)
And a few possibilities:
Talks in metaphors. Paints in rhyme.
Told the truth. Lost the "friends."
Throwing out crumbs. Waiting for fish.
School starts today. I'm going to try this with the class as content for the stick scroll.