Two suggested prompts:.
1. Mix up your genres! If you are writing prose, try adding a segment of poetry into the prose or, vice versa, if you are writing a poem, consider adding in a little prose section.
2. Add social and/or historical context to a personal reflection. What was happening in the larger world during a time that something significant was happening in your life? Movies? Political events?
Natural phenomenon, disasters? Advertising jingles? Celebrity weddings? Adding such details can reveal a lot to the reader about the world in which you were living and having your own experiences.
Contact Elizabeth for writing samples from Michael Ondaatje's Running in the Family.