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: 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.

Writing Prompt: Metamorphosis

Don’t you hate it when you wake up in the morning to find six cockroach legs dangling out from under your sheets? Isn’t it awful when you find out that those six legs are your own?Write a story in which you or your character undergoes a metamorphosis into another creature. What must he or she do to change back?

NYWC Weekly Writing Prompt

Hot dogs sizzle on backyard grills; the stars and stripes drape themselves over every available surface, and fireworks—amateur and professional—light up the sky at all hours of the night. This past Friday, we celebrated the Fourth of July, the time-honored holiday that marks America’s independence. Back in 1776, however, American independence was anything but certain.

NYWC Weekly Writing Prompt: What if?

For today’s writing prompt, create a mash-up or a what if scenario. You could write about the image of the jaguar-lion hybrid below. You can write a piece about being trapped in modern times with pre-historic beast lurking and hunting. Let your imagination guide you.