Are writing prompts a useful exercise, or do you find them to be too limiting and/or hokey?
I do think that it is a useful exercise. I started doing these writing prompts because I want to write more and post more on this blog. But you know, sometimes, there is just nothing to write about. Or even if there’s something on your mind, you procrastinate and end up not doing it. Before the quarantine started, I used my blog mainly for travel stuff and since I won’t probably get to do that until next year, I want to write about other things. I’m really happy that I came across these writing prompts and although I don’t get to do it everyday and I admit that I choose the ones I answer, it’s always still nice to think about the question and then just let your fingers do the talking.
I don’t find them limiting at all because you can answer the question however you like. If you don’t want to answer it, but talk something related to it then that works, too. It can be an excuse to write about something more personal, while also still relating it to the question. It can be an excuse to post photos of yourself, like I did in that favorite shoes writing prompt. LOL. I think these writing prompts have personalized my page a bit more because I guess, now you get to read my opinions on things or what I share about my life.
There are also times when I have free time on my hands and I am just in the mood to write but don’t know where to start. Glad I can check the writing prompts PDF and see what I can write about for the day. It definitely helps a lot with writer’s block. It doesn’t even require to write something lengthy. You can just answer the question with a few sentences and then call it a day.
Inspired by this ebook, “365 Days of Writing Prompts” posted here.