Weekly Writing Prompt: Your Fairy Tale

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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 […]

NYWC City Voices in the Spring: 8-Week Memoir Writing Workshop

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The act of writing can be a powerful vehicle for self-discovery, personal transformation, and social change. Join us for an 8-week personal memoir-writing workshop led by writer and editor Melissa Petro beginning April 2. Learn more here.

Weekly Writing Prompt: Cherry Pie Day

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Today is National Cherry Pie Day. It is the day we celebrate the baked goodness of those luscious scarlet cherries enclosed inside of an elegant flaky pie crust, baked to perfection with a fragrant aroma of wholesome bliss.

Weekly Writing Prompt: Valentine’s Day in The Digital Age

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In this technological era of e-mail and abbreviated xoxo text messages, the concept of writing your partner a love letter or poem seems antiquated and petrifying.

Weekly Writing Prompt: Winter Olympics

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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 […]