In essays, ideas are the protagonists and they often develop like characters.
"...from the second you choose one event over another, you're shaping the past's meaning...Think of a significant event from your past that you've written about before. Make a list of three other events or changes that were occurring in your life around that same time. Write an essay about one of these "secondary" events, focusing on deriving personal or emotional meaning out of this seemingly less impactful event." (Make it 1500 words max.)
Watch Lidia Yuknavitch's video about corporeal writing.
Prompt: Going Deeper, focused on excavation. Do both step 1 and step 2, and do the process as many times as you can, whether that's one or five.