Think about a book or certain books (fiction or nonfiction) that you’ve read that have made an impact on your life. Take each one singularly, and answer the following questions.

  1. What about this book made me feel something more intense than it just being a satisfying read?
  2. What character or person in the book did I relate to?
  3. What happened in the book that made me trail it back to my own life?
  4. What was the resulting change in my life that occurred because of this book?
  5. What emotions does this bring up for me?
  6. What other books am I seeking out because of this book?

Any time we have a life-changing event, it’s good to document the journey and experience. It helps us dissect the incident and better understand our selves and our choices.

Good writing to you!