Posted this about 6 months ago. Prompts make writing not only fun, but maddening, exciting, frustrating, exhilarating…but most importantly, prompts feed the need to write, even if all you do is jot thoughts in a journal and never look at them again. C’mon! Time writing anything is never time wasted.
“Hello. I see you are reading a book. Ever thought of writing one? How about just a chapter? A half of a chapter? I ask, because, you see, I am a blog propellant…hmm? Oh. I said, ‘Propellant.’ No, no. Not ‘repellent.’ I’m not….anyway, what I do is, I encourage people to wri…hmm? Blog? It’s an online…no, no, not ‘bog.’ I am not a bog repellent. Anyway, as I started to say, I encourage people to write, in blogs, and I represent a group of people who…(bus starts to pull over at a stop)….Oh, sure. Yeah. Sorry, I’ll just get out of your…(oof)…wait a sec, just lemme swing my legs into the aisle…Oh! Ouch!…No, no, it’s…yeah. I’m OK. No, really, I….it’s all good. I have another foot. OK, well, you have a good day, too….(ouch, ouch, ouch, muttering as she rubs her foot)…Oh, but, hey! (calling out across the bus as the passenger quickly exits,) think about responding to a blog prompt, OK? (She looks around the bus) Hello. I see you are writing something on your computer…”
There are number of writing and blog prompts out there, all of them with something to offer your needs/wants as a writer or photographer. This is just a few I’ve encountered, and all of them are fun and challenging: The Grammar Ghouls | Sunday Photo Fiction | Write Anything Wednesday | Friday Fictioneers | Flash!Friday | Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers | Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie | Picture it & Write |Finish That Thought | Finish It | Micro Book Ends and, of course, my own: The Blog Propellant.
Do you participate in writing or blog prompt you enjoy? In the comments below share with the rest of us!