As a child, Andrew Lloyd Webber was my jam. As in, when my computer teacher asked us to make a PowerPoint presentation, I did mine on him. Instead of presenting on OutKast or Dave Matthews Band like a normal person.
I remember as a kid pulling on my dad’s flaking earphones (that engulfed my head) and listening to “I am the Starlight” and “Any Dream Will Do” on repeat.
Whenever I hear those songs, I am instantly transported back to those childhood days.
Even more importantly, I want to create.
I don’t know what it is about nostalgia, but it always makes me want to write something that will make others feel the way I do when I revisit art from my childhood.
Maybe that is why I write young adult novels.
My challenge to you is to revisit something from your childhood. It can be anything: a song, a book, a movie, or even a commercial.
Notice how you feel. Do you want to create this feeling for someone else?
If so, go out there and do it. Make a book that will transport someone in the future to the past.
No DeLorean required.