Why write to a prompt

Writing from prompts can help you…

  • Create new material for further development
  • Discover new approaches to material already in-process
  • Solve plotting problems
  • Smoke out additional dimensions of your characters
  • Remember that writing is FUN!

In particular, prompts that create some sort of tension – like forcing together two ideas that don’t quite fit – can really help us make a creative breakthrough.

Some good sources of writing prompts:

  • The Pocket Muse, by Monica Wood
  • The Sun Magazine
  • Wild Mind, by Natalie Goldberg
  • The Poet’s Companion, by Addonizio and Laux


Source: Jamie Morris, Woodstream Writers – http://www.woodstreamwriters.com

Virginia Victorio

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