The writing you’ll be doing for your literacy narratives is different from much of the writing you’ve done for school assignments in that it’s personal writing. Most writing assignments prohibit you from using “I” or “me” in your paperyou’re your literacy narrative, you have to speak from experience.
In order to get you in a personal writing frame of mind, the journal prompt this week is a creative one: How to Become a __________. You’ll be writing in the style of Lorrie Moore’s “How to Become a Writer.” You all play several roles in your lives—you are students, friends, sons, daughters, participants in any number of hobbies or extracurricular activities—and all of these are fair game for the entry. You can write entirely from your own experience. You could also, as Moore did, make up a story. Some promising titles I’ve read from other classes include “How to Become a Liar” and “How to Become an Annoying Little Sister.” I am convinced that you all will be similarly inventive.
So make me laugh, make me think, make me cry. Entertain me. Tell me a story. Do it in 200 words or more. Due Sunday, 9/15.