Day 5: Your Superhero Origin Story

To someone, somewhere, you are a legit superhero.

(Not a superho as I originally wrote and which made me laugh so much I nearly choked. Sorry.)

What I mean is, you run a business, right? You help people. Or maybe not; maybe you're simply awesome at something.

Whatever you do, you will have helped someone change their life for the better, or solved a problem, or achieved a goal.

Which makes you a superhero in their eyes.

Every superhero has an origin story, and I want to hear yours. So do your clients and customers—and the people who will one day read your book.

So today’s prompt is: write your origin story. Write about how you came to do what you do.

If you run a business—why did you start it?

I hope as you write you’ll realise you don’t have to have a dramatic rags-to-riches tale to write an interesting story; all you need is vivid descriptions and real feelings about what got you started.


Set your timer for 5 minutes and write. If you’ve got more to say when the buzzer goes off, keep going!



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