The Alter Ego
Research the origins (Latin, Greek, biblical, or otherwise) of your first name and develop an alter ego for yourself based upon those origins. If your name is Alex, for example, whose origin, Alexandros, originates from the Greek root “to defend,” your alter ego could be “The Defender.” Free-write for twenty minutes from the perspective of that alter ego, writing about anything that comes to mind—and see what kind of patterns, ideas, or thoughts emerge.
Happy writing, my friends!
Resource: Poets & Writers
- Literary and nonliterary diction, the sequel. (tedunderwood.wordpress.com)
- Five (More) Great Nonfiction Books to Make You Think (omnivoracious.com)
- On Un-True Nonfiction: (julieskarwecki.wordpress.com)
- Wednesday Workshop! (idhbic.com)