Blogging Insights # 63 More About Prompts

Dr Tanya continues her questions about prompts:
https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2021/01/18/blogging-insights-63-more-about-prompts/

TODAY ‘S QUESTIONS

Before you have written a prompt post, if you read someone else’s response that has the same idea as yours, do you abandon the project, modify it, or continue as before?

We are all fans of Q&A prompts. How do they spark creativity in you?

Before you have written a prompt post, if you read someone else’s response that has the same idea as yours, do you abandon the project, modify it, or continue as before?

There have been instances when ideas have been similar for prompt responses, though I try not to read other participants entries before posting my own. We all see things from a different perspective and can bring our own view to a prompt. I did have an identical idea for one, and simply didn’t take part that day. Then again, I have read later posts on prompts that were similar to my own, some of which were better expressed!!

We are all fans of Q&A prompts. How do they spark creativity in you?

I like Q&A prompts, and try to inject a little humour in my responses there. Some questions might not appeal, but then it’s up to me how or if I answer, and I try to be honest. If I’m uncomfortable, then I don’t elaborate.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Blogging Insights # 63 More About Prompts

  1. I like the way you don’t peek at other’s responses until after writing. That way yours is more authentic – and you can write without those other versions bouncing around your head

    • I try to be spontaneous, and sometimes something comes to me immediately. On other occasions I have no clue, so put it in a WIP and come back to it. If I have no thoughts after a couple of days, I trash it.

  2. Sadje says:

    From the answers I’ve read, most people do this, not read the responses on the Prompt they are writing on.

  3. I usually won’t read others’ responses to Q & A prompts until after I’ve written my own because I’ve found it does impact (bias) me and limits my honest response. You put it very well!

  4. Carol anne says:

    I have a similar approach to you Di! I love Q and A’s! xo

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