NYWC Prompt-A-Day: What I Want To Say

This Sunday at the 92nd Street Y, I will join Pat Schneider, Sapphire, and many other brilliant writers for a full day and evening exploring Writing As A Spiritual Practice and the Amherst Writers and Artists Method of teaching writing.

Peter Elbow called Pat Schneider, “The wisest teacher of writing I know.” I’ll take it a step further and say she is the wisest person I know. Pat has many gifts, but I personally think that the source of her strength as a writer, teacher, activist, and human being is her willingness to be vulnerable. Something magical happens when Pat speaks; she creates room for everyone to go deeper, open up, heal, and be at their absolute best. I feel honored to call her my friend, as well as a role model.

NYWC Prompt-A-Day: Excuse you…

Today’s prompt comes from our workshop leader Deborah Clearman. Write about a time you or a character stood up to someone or talked back.

NYWC Prompt-A-Day: Shoes

Some shoes change with the times while others are worn over the span of decades. But one thing is certain: memories are made while wearing shoes.

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: A Tea Time Story

Write a scene where tea is a main focus. Indulge your piece is the cup, the steam, the smell, the heat — and anything else about your tea that might drive the writing. Drink up!