Here we have another prompt for idea gathering! For each item that you have on your list (of things you want to do and things that you’ve done, if you created that second list), jot down an idea for a creative nonfiction essay. Does each topic have fuel for a full essay? If the direction of an essay isn’t immediately obvious, what could you add to it to create a full essay? Even if it may not seem so at first, your own life can provide rich content for your writing. Brainstorming challenges such as this one will help you to identify them.