Think of your life as a road stretching out towards your future and back into your past behind you. Create a map for your life, your past. Draw it out starting at your birth and then onto important events in your life. Each point represents a story or an experience in your life. Add more as you think of them. How many stories did you remember once you put your mind into it? Looking back how do you see things differently, with your current perspective?
Make sure to draw your life map with plenty of twists, curves, valleys and peaks, cause that’s what life is like.
Can you create a life map for a character as you plan a fiction story? Or, when you interview someone would it help to put your research about them into a life map and see what really interests you or what you would like to know more about.