What was your first great book? The one I remember bewitching me when I was young was #wherethewildthingsare by #mauricesendak! As far as novels go, I loved Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn.
The ocean is unpredictable and vast but at the same time reliable. The tide comes in and out each day and the waves crash on the shore without fail. Write about an unpredictable time in your life. What are the things that kept you safe in the crashing waves? What were the reliable things or people in your life that helped you navigate that period?