At the August 2019 Los Angeles SCBWI Conference for children’s writers and illustrators, award-winning author Meg Medina shared a terrific writing tip she uses to draw on her history. She takes 6 minutes every morning to write about a specific childhood memory.
So I set my timer and wrote. What a great way to uncover and reveal the time, feelings, sights, and sounds of a specific memory. Meg said you might use it in your writing (she has) or not. Either way, you have a collection of memories, just for you–and maybe for use in your work.