What exactly are writing prompts, and why do we need them? Writing prompts are starting places, they present us with ideas that we can use to unleash our creativity. They help us when we are stuck in our writing, when we are not sure how to bring things together.
There are many ways that we can make use of writing prompts:
- Expand your creativity by challenging yourself to write as many stories as you can using the same prompt.
- Use the prompt to create an entire story using the elements of plot, characterization, and interaction of characters.
- Work with a partner (or within a group) to critique each others use of prompts.
Working with writing prompts allows us to hone our writing skills - and it is fun! There are many online sites, and blogs, that offer writing prompts. Use them to break out your writing!
(c) July 2019 Bonnie Cehovet
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