Alida, Kathryn, and Robert discuss the benefits of writing prompts, why you might want to do them even if you don’t need to, and then we each present some prompts, free for the writing. We select one and go off and do it. In the next episode, we share the results of our writing prompt workshop!

Writing Prompt for Next Week: You wake up in a cage to find you’ve been undergoing genetic alterations. What newfound skill do you have, and why will it make returning to society extremely dangerous?

Show Notes:

What is the purpose of writing prompts? And how are they useful? When and how should you use them? And what kind of formats can you see them in? We share our own experiences and share some prompts. Join us for a writing prompt and listen in next week as we read our free writing aloud.

What we talked about:

What is our experience with writing prompts? (0:27)

What is the purpose of a writing prompt? (1:18)

How are writing prompts useful? Are they just for the beginning writer? (6:12)

How can you use writing prompts to help generate more creativity? (7:25)

Do writing prompts have a specific format? (10:18)

What is the best or the worst experience you have ever had with a writing prompt? (12:40)

We reveal our prompts. (20:56)

The free writing rules we used for our writing prompt. (29:17)

 

The Prompt:

You wake up in a cage to find you’ve been undergoing genetic alterations. What newfound skill do you have, and why will it make returning to society extremely dangerous?

 

Things we mentioned:

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