Where You’re From


“Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.”

John Ed Pearce

Where you’ve lived, live today and where you were brought up have a huge impact on your writing voice and style.

I found this in an old notebook last night, I wish I could remember where I found the prompt so I could credit the source…start the writing piece with the words…I’ve lived…
For example I started my piece with I’ve lived in a Cape Cod on a corner lot with white ball fringe curtains and hedges of lilac, the same house where my mother grew up… I’ve lived in a haunted Victorian in Providence, Rhode Island over an abandoned flower shop, next to the Armory…
If you’ve lived in the same house your whole life consider places you’ve lived in on vacation, visiting relatives, or anytime you’ve left home…brain storm on the neighbors, people you met where you lived, vivid details of the neighborhood, the plants and flowers, the colors…this exercise really brings up a lot of memories…
Lovingly,
The Writing Nag

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