Writing Prompt Wednesday – Creative Nonfiction



Exploring the hidden parts of your neighborhood.

This is writing prompt is taking inspiration for PS Books newest title, “Forgotten Philadelphia”.


You want to look around your neighborhood and start researching it. Is there a building you’ve walked by a million times but have no idea what its former purpose was before it became a backdrop for graffiti?

That’s the kind of thing you want to look for. Try using the library to find out the history of the building. See if you can interview someone who was around when the building was bubbling with activity.

Then, you want to write the history of the building as if the building were a person. What has that building be a witness to? What secrets does it hold?


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