When I was in college I was fortunate to have an inspiring Creative Writing professor who always encouraged us to explore our creativity in new ways. One assignment in particular is especially memorable–the York Peppermint Pattie writing exercise. Each of us was given a small candy and asked to describe what we saw, heard, felt, smelled, and, lastly, tasted—then, we each wrote a short paragraph about our experience and shared it with our peers. I recall how interesting and....

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