Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content.
What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you?
How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?
Conflict is so often at the center of a great story.
Subsequent growth in the wake of failure can give insight into your character, resilience, and depth.
In brainstorming this one, reflect on your life’s setbacks and whether they led to maturation or enlightenment.
The Individual type of conflict and it needn’t take place on a grand stage.
Standing up to peer pressure, going against a family tradition, taking part in a local protest, or not following a directive you found to be immoral or unjust are just a few of the “real life” examples that can make for a gripping storyline.
Also try starting with periods of growth in your life, and work backward to what rejections/disappointment/failures led to your personal development. This one sounds rather grand as though colleges expect you to have led a movement of civil disobedience while bringing an imperialist colonial empire to its knees—all at the ripe age of eighteen!
Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. Fear not, in literary terms, this is the Society vs.