Why Writing Prompts?

The original plan was to have an envelope filled with writing prompts that I would dip into whenever I needed a topic or a jump-start to the writing session. I spent a few days gathering ideas and interesting words and folding them into tiny packets and placing them in this designated place. I then shut the desk drawer and promptly forgot about them. In many ways, blogging makes me more accountable to sit at my computer each morning to post that day’s prompt. Whether or not these prompts are read is not really a concern – I feel I have an obligation to continue posting them. Plus, I’ve found I wind up thinking about writing more throughout my day because I’m trying to think of a new prompt for the following day. In this way these prompts have helped to keep me connected to writing.


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