I’ve read many blogs and posts about writing prompts, and I’ve never seriously considered doing it until now. I think it’s time I learned how to write “outside of my comfort zone” because I know what I think I am good at writing about (hopefully lol), and I also know that’s an area that is a lot more limited than it should be.
I guess it’s fair to say that the only limit for a writer is their own imagination, and in many ways, I believe this to be so. But I also think there are other “barriers” writers are sometimes faced with such as not knowing what to write about, even with an active imagination, not feeling creative, not feeling motivated and sheer lack of confidence. In my experience, all of these things can stop a writer and creator from creating.
What happens when you just can’t write?
Writing prompts are supposed to be one way you can be “creative” without having to overthink about the “idea” so you can just write about whatever you think or feel (about the idea or concept given to you), This sounds great in theory, but I don’t know how well it will work for me and there’s only one way to find out!
I did some quick searching via Google and discovered a few relatively good pages with writing prompts, and one really detailed one from the WordPress site The Daily Post which I think will come in really handy.
I also read this article on stream-of-consciousness writing which I had never heard of prior to searching for writing prompts. This writer had some convenient and helpful information for writers looking to “grab hold of their creativity” again, get over the hurdle of what to write and get down to writing. And that’s exactly what I need!
So here goes nothing. I am going to try the stream of conciousness writing exercise and then try writing from prompts, and I’ll post what I get up to as I go. Hopefully, you’ll join me for the ride!