Why are writing prompts so widely used in writing instruction, and are they really helpful? I say, yes, to both, and here’s why…
Episode nine of the More Stories creative writing podcast is now available.
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01:05 A confession
03:34 Dose my online content (podcast, blog, video) address YOUR needs?
04:35 Your input is valued, and I hope you’ll take a few minutes to let me know what you’d like to hear more of.
06:02 Intro to the topic of the day: Using writing prompts and exercises.
07:15 Why are prompts so widely used in writing instruction?
07:21 Prompts are a starting point.
08:24 Prompts provide a point of immediate comparison.
09:26 Prompts can create creative momentum.
10:14 Are prompts actually helpful?
10:38 Writing exercises help us stretch.
11:15 Prompts and exercises help us see our work with new eyes.
12:02 They can help bring a sense of play back into our creative lives.
12:45 Prompts can break free something we didn’t even know existed.
13:57 HERE IS YOUR PROMPT: He saw her, before she saw him.
14:42 Thank you, share, leave feedback, and a brief preview of the next podcast.