Blogging Insights # 19 Writing Prompts


 1. Do you like to respond to writing prompts?  2. Do you feel that they add value to your blog?  3. What are your favourite kind of writing prompts?  4. Which  ones are you less likely to do?  

My Answers

Do you like to respond to writing prompts?

I absolutely enjoy them. If I had the time and energy, I would probably write something in response to every prompt I came across.


Do you feel that they add value to your blog?

Tremendously !!! When I first launched my blog, I thought that I should only write about my original ideas. Blogger Sadje, who many besides me call queen of prompts, convinced me to try my hand at them. When I started creating posts in response to the prompts I realised that I was still using my original ideas and that the prompts were like a launching pad . As for value, some of my content that I like best has resulted from prompts. There are so many different kinds of prompts that take your mind and creativity in so many different directions that a lot of diversity of ideas comes forth.


    What are your favourite kind of writing prompts?

My favourites are the really easy and fun ones. The question prompts like Share Your World and The Really You are fun and easy. You just answer them the way you want; lo and behold : you have a blog post. I also like doing the serious ones such as Fandango’s Provocative Question which deals with ethical and moral issues and allows you to air your opinions. Of course, I always enjoy prompts about blogging like Blog Series Questions which were the inspiration for this Blogging Insights series. Then there are the single word ones and the picture prompts which can be quite interesting to do as you can have your own personal take on them whether prose or poetry, fiction or non-fiction. I love prompts so much, I could go on forever.   


Which  ones are you less likely to do?

The prompts that I am less likely to do are those where you are supposed to write in a particular style, or about a previously selected subject, or those that have a word limit. This is probably because this requires a little discipline and my mind cannot go off on a flight of fancy in whatever direction it wants. An example of this is when my friend Melanie tagged me for a Finish The Story Challenge, I have yet to write that (sorry Melanie). I am also less likely to do the flash fiction challenges. Again, this is because I am lazy. You see, fiction requires some dialogue and dialogue needs so much punctuation. It is my ambition, however, to write a good novel one day and the fiction prompts would give me the practice that I need so I think it is time that I tried my hand at them.

Okay! That was my bit.

Now I am really looking forward to reading YOUR answers.

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28 thoughts on “Blogging Insights # 19 Writing Prompts

  1. Dr. Tanya!
    I do hope you stop by the Go Dog Go Cafe on Tuesday for the Weekly Writing Prompt and Wednesday for the Level UP Challenge! I for one am more of a give me a word or a picture and set me free kind of guy…

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    1. Thanks for following.
      I will definitely check out these prompts too. I wish I had the time and energy to do all prompts.

      I agree that the single word or picture provides a lot of freedom of thought. You can take it anywhere you please.

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  2. such a great compilation of thoughts. thank you for sharing. I feel time is my biggest constraint to participating as I would like to read all the submissions on that prompt too. but a visual prompt inspires most followed by a poetry form, to help me brush up my writing skills.

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