Writing prompts are a great way to develop skills and learn to write quickly. This article describes the author’s reasons for participating in one type of story prompts.
There once was a website called Storypraxis. Perhaps you remember it with fondness. If you subscribed to the site, you would receive a “writing prompt” every 3 days. Your job was simple. Write quickly for 20 to 30 minutes using the word or phrase as stimulus for a short, short story or a poem. No editing. No deep thinking. Just write that story and submit it. If the story was good, you would be featured in that month’s “magazine”.
I participated (participate was one of the prompt words!) and found it the most simulating and exciting writing exercise. Here is why. Learn more.
Kelly and Nancy