The Love Letter Project was created in 2013 by Fiona McGlynn who was told: “If you want to be passionate in life, consider the greatest challenge you’ve faced, and help the next person to overcome it.” McGlynn then decided to write about her parent’s divorce for children to help them feel loved. From the experience of connecting with the many families who read her work for children, she created this project.
HERE IS WHAT MCGLYN IS ASKING WRITERS ALL OVER TO DO:
Consider the greatest challenge you’ve overcome in life and write a love letter to help a perfect stranger overcome that same challenge. I’m asking you to write a love letter because your personal story will make a powerful difference in the lives of others. You could write a love letter to anyone: an entrepreneur who is struggling with her first business, a man who has lost his job, or a child who is being bullied at school. Write a love letter about a challenge you faced, and you will touch hearts, lift spirits, and show the world that no one is alone.
The Love Letter Project is publishing a collection of love letters that are written to help others overcome life’s greatest challenges. You can write anonymously or under your own name. They’ll publish your love letter on their site, and possibly in a book, if you are interested. For today, we use this as our writing prompt for the class and, possibly, if you so choose, for your ePortfolio.