NYWC Prompt-A-Day: April Fool’s Day

April is National Poetry Month, and to help you dig into your poem-a-day challenge, NYWC brings you Prompt-A-Day. All month long we’ll feature the writing prompts that really get us going! Good luck, dear poets — and remember to check back tomorrow for another one!

Weekly Writing Prompt: Fall Into a New World

This week’s writing prompt is in honor of Lewis Carroll’s birthday which was yesterday. Carroll is best known for his iconic stories of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. At the time of his death Alice was the most popular children’s book in the world. Not much […]

Weekly Writing Prompt: Et tu Brute?

The Ides of March (March 15) is known as the date that Julius Caesar was assassinated. Legend has it that Caesar was warned that something bad would happen to him on the Ides of March, a warning that he did not take very seriously. The assassination was organized by a group of Senators that called […]

Weekly Writing Prompt: Your Fairy Tale

Recently I have been inspired by The Write Stuff Novel Writing Workshop for kids that I assisted with at NY Writers Coalition. One of the participants put their own spin on the classic fairy tale, Cinderella. Instead of being an orphan and only child, it turns out that Cinderella’s parents are alive  and being held […]

Weekly Writing Prompt: Winter Olympics

This week marks the beginning of competition in the 2014 Olympics taking place in Sochi, Russia. I am not really a big sports fan but I absolutely love watching the Olympics and the World Cup. There’s something about watching excellent athletes compete against each other, even if I have only the faintest idea of how the […]