Write poetry from prompts just for the fun of it; formal or free verse, you pick.
Oh don't get me started. I'm half Irish and the oratorial tradition still abides. 'Though my big sister is the Mistress of all time when it comes to storytelling.
But it's the writing down of them. (I can hear my Dad yelling downstairs right now, from his writing room - Just write! Dammit!)
Just let me laugh when it's funny
and when it's sad, let me cry