NYWC Prompt-A-Day: Ode to the Earth

Happy Earth Day! Write an ode to the Earth or some part of nature like a favorite animal or plant.

NYWC Prompt-A-Day: Take Flight

Read Amelia Earhart’s poem,”Courage” and write about a character who is courageous enough to do the unthinkable or impossible amidst a sea of cynics and pessimists.

NYWC Prompt-A-Day: Titanic Tragedy

Today in history the Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg. For our prompt today write about this unfortunate tragedy from the perspective of a passenger.

NYWC Prompt-A-Day: The Power of Temptation

In his poem, Fire-Caught, American poet Langston Hughes writes, about two moths circling flame; one with the power to avoid the temptation of the fire and the other eventually consumed by it. Fire is such a powerful and deadly force, but so is temptation. Resisting the lure of something so gratifying and yet so wicked is often too hard to do. Write about temptation!

NYWC Prompt-A-Day: Images of Warfare

The bare-bones and bloody infantry battles of the American Civil War have been the inspiration for many beautiful poems by poets such as Herman Melville, George Henry Boker, John Greenleaf Whittier and Walt Whitman. For today’s writing prompt, write about the sights, sounds, smells and soldiers of war.