Where I’m From (A Writing Exercise)

This “Where I’m From” writing template was found here, but I believe this may be the original author. We used the template in the writing breakout session at the SITS Bloggy Boot Camp. Fill in the spaces and make the poem unique to your own life. Examples I love found here and here.

The WHERE I’M FROM Template

I am from _______ (specific ordinary item), from _______ (product name) and _______.

I am from the _______ (home description… adjective, adjective, sensory detail).

I am from the _______ (plant, flower, natural item), the _______ (plant, flower, natural detail)

I am from _______ (family tradition) and _______ (family trait), from _______ (name of family member) and _______ (another family name) and _______ (family name).

I am from the _______ (description of family tendency) and _______ (another one).

From _______ (something you were told as a child) and _______ (another).

I am from (representation of religion, or lack of it). Further description.

I’m from _______ (place of birth and family ancestry), _______ (two food items representing your family).

From the _______ (specific family story about a specific person and detail), the _______ (another detail, and the _______ (another detail about another family member).

I am from _______ (location of family pictures, mementos, archives and several more lines indicating their worth).


  1. says

    I want to make a family book for my siblings. This would be an awesome thing to include in the title page with “We are from…” Now if I could just buckle down and get it done for Christmas!!