Inspired or tired?

This is the question Rory aka A Guy Called Bloke asks this week for his 24 hour blog question.

“What do you like about creative writing prompts, and do you feel that they inspire you or tire you?

I do a variety of prompts as well as set the daily Three Things Challenge and alternate Fibbing Friday questions. The latter never ceases to amaze me at the different ‘fibs’ and originality participants come up with.
I enjoy word prompts and photo prompts, though probably a picture will inspire me quicker than a host of words. Saying that, the twelve word challenges are great because the mind does go in different directions trying to piece together a story or a poem using them all.
With a picture, everyone sees something different, and I try to find an angle that might be missed or pick something less obvious in the picture and base my post on that.
I love the quirky ones and pictures that change the longer you look at them.
I do the occasional post on a theme or story telling, again trying to be just a little different from the norm. Sometimes the end result is nothing like I intended it to be!

I don’t do as many prompts as I used to though. I found I was chasing my tail trying to keep up and never mastered amalgamating two or three challenges together like some bloggers can. Regular readers are aware I put out several posts a day, some are prompts, some are mine, and some are just observations or chit chat. I like to read variety and try to provide the same.


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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8 Responses to Inspired or tired?

  1. Paula Light says:

    Thanks for keeping the 3TC going, Di! When I’m in the mood to do a combo post, I usually include one of the 3TC words as they’re nicely general 🙂

  2. aguycalledbloke says:

    Hey Di.

    800 Prompts promoting 3TC or 800 words with 3TC?

  3. I enjoy prompts too. You host some fun ones. Prompts get my brain in gear.

  4. murisopsis says:

    I’m never bored and I continually learn things!

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