Writing Prompt: Recycle A newspaper poem

We all know it’s a good idea to recycle newspapers, so why not up the ante and recycle their words too? Grab a newspaper, pick one of the articles on the front page, and craft your own blackout poem.

Writing Prompt: Your alter ego

Imagine you’ve joined the Witness Protection Program. You have to move to a new city and live under a false name. After unpacking, your first task is to announce your new identity to the world via Twitter. Write at least five tweets in which you present this new alter ego. Pick one to expand.

Writing Prompt: Journeys to Jazzsoon

Pick one of the items in Jazzsoon’s collection, or imagine something he might like, and write about its journey from its original owner to Jazzsoon’s living room.

Writing Prompt: Social media memiors & autobiographies

Write an autobiographical story incorporating your last five tweets. Not on Twitter? Use the last five posts on your preferred social media platform or jot down a few in 140 characters or less — check out @NYWriters for inspiration!

Writing Prompt: On my radio

Watch the music video to your favorite summer hit from 2014 or any other year. Using the video as inspiration, reimagine whatever you did today as if it were part of a pop music video.