From The Vault: The Joy Of Creative Prompts


A client asked recently what the deal was with all the creative prompts that we provide here.   Check out my blog every Wednesday for a free prompt. We have so many other offerings that fall under and into that “prompt” category.  Take a look around and you’ll see what we mean.

So, what is the deal with all the prompts?

A friend made it clear to me once when she said (and I am paraphrasing, greatly) that she didn’t need the prompts when she came to the blank page.  She always has something to write.  Sometimes, though, she likes a little nudge in one direction or the other, yes.  Most of her use of prompts stems from the fact that she needs something to get her to that page in the first place.  Having a prompt on hand, or one that arrives regularly in her inbox, makes her much more likely to show up to that blank page.

That’s why we are here.  That is why we keep showing up.  That is why we offer such a wide variety of projects and topics here.  That is also why we offer various formats of prompts as well.  We show up for you so that you will engage that blank page. 

We have the straight this is the prompt type of prompt.  We have prompts that offer no instruction after simply setting up the scene, to allow you to go wherever you need to go with things.  We have constructed prompts, formatted in the style of a story or a journey.  The purpose of every one of these courses is the same—to help you engage your Muse and to engage that blank page.  There really is nothing more to it.

All that you need to decide is what form of prompt is best for you?

Does a daily email in your inbox inspire you?  Perhaps a weekly email?  Maybe something in between?

Perhaps you need a picture to go along with a written prompt.  Maybe all you really need is the picture.

Do you prefer working towards a goal, as in a story format?

Do you prefer to work alone, or in a group?  Or do you like to do the work alone and then come to a group to discuss your work? 

Drop us an email (here) and let us know what you are looking for in a creative prompt activity.  You can also leave suggestions for topics that we have not covered.  You never know what new project will be coming up for us.

We do, always, appreciate your feedback.

**This post originally appeared on a now defunct blog.

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