Here is an interesting study by psychologists at the University of Washington and University of Oregon with the findings that two thirds of the American children surveyed have an imaginary friend
Did you have imaginary friends as a child? Did you pretend to be someone else while you were playing?
This type of play is rich in the tools future writers will need to create great fiction, develop interesting characters, and tell good stories.
Why not delve back into your childhood this week and remember the characters and stories that fascinated you?
When did you discover your love of storytelling?