It took me twenty minutes just to find the right way to create the title headline of this post … then it took me another fifteen minutes to settle on the right image … luckily it didn’t take me long to create the question nor the supporting post …. which by the by in case you haven’t realised is about ‘prompts’ and what tickles you the most to respond to prompts?
For me, l need a bit more teasing and tickling with my prompts – l like them to be a little more demanding of my grey matter and concentration .. l like to have more at times than less, although other times less is more … l like them to be complicated or saucy and in a way that allows my creative juices to drool and dribble and my imagination to run wild and free … but that’s just me.
I used to create ‘prompts for fiction writing’, but sometimes they were too convoluted and or complicated – but that’s how l like mine to be although that is not everyone’s cup of tea. I am quite fussy when it comes to selecting prompts to respond to, and in many ways l am also quite rigid because l don’t stray that much away from my usual haunts .. l like words and images … but l like blocks of words and detailed images. I like creative fiction prompts also, but l have not been writing like that for a while – l mean l have and l haven’t and l either have to be in the mood or the prompt has to be spetacular.
I had recently whilst walking a thought for a new creative writing prompt series …BUT l always get worried by them and my desire to make mine so complicated. As they say, never say never, l am both pondering and thinking on this new series that may or may not trial out a pilot this coming Spring – we shall see.
For me, l need to feel provoked – my mind and eyes reacting to something perhaps not immediately visible upon first glance – a good prompt will niggle at me and demand that l do something with it – even if not that DAY, l like some risk attached to it, or maybe on occasion something saucy and adventurous, whilst on other times drawing from my life and l like a prompt that could go on and on, and on and on and so on, past the end….. l like to continually explore the possibilities
Anyway, me aside … what about you?
What teases and tickles your imagination the most when it comes to responding to creative writing prompts? [Why that particular one?]
What do you look for specifically, when you are seeking out something different to your usual genre prompt?
What makes for, in your opinion a great creative writing prompt?
Let me know below – Thanks.