Draw a map of your neighborhood.
Include in your map:
– 3 borders (of any kind) that exist there
– 3 unusual places that you’re familiar with there
– 3 important memories that took place there
Think about how Brooks writes from the perspective of a young car passenger and how Woods writes through the form of schoolyard banter.
Write about how a place(s) on your map is perceived by others – take on the persona as one of the “others” and tell that story.