This prompt was inspired by the National Writing Project’s February Marginal Syllabus project: Write a praise song of place! Write about the place you are, the place you wish to be, or an important place from your past.
Here is the prompt that inspired the students involved in the NWP project which can provide another entry point:
In their writing journals, participants envisioned possibilities of greatness in their city, propelled by their own future contributions of words and music to Detroit and also through ways those artistic endeavors might spur and inspire their community to create civic and political change.
You can uncover more ideas for writing your origin story with these prompts. Don’t forget to share your writing using the #JustWrite hashtag and check out a new writing community the Morehead Writing Project formed to support us during these trying times.