Blogging Insights: Writing Prompts

TODAY’S QUESTIONS

1. Do you like to respond to writing prompts?

2. Do you feel that they add value to your blog?

3. What are your favorite kind of writing prompts?

4. Which ones are you less likely to do?

MY ANSWERS

Do you like to respond to writing prompts?

Very! I enjoy being handed random pieces and challenged to make them fit somewhere. The final product may not always be a work of master craftsmanship, but it functions for its purpose—more importantly, the process is fun! Although I will publish things that don’t inject a writing prompt, the majority of short stories and poems here at MMA Storytime are guided by a word, theme, a particular number of sentences or words, photos, or some varied combination.

Do you feel that they add value to your blog?

When engaging on WordPress, or any form of social networking platform, visitors who like, share, and comment promote a site’s or social media’s growth. Initially, I noticed the engagement metrics increase when participating in writing prompts; moreover, I soon found myself embedded in tiny communities of others who also participated in a prompt. It’s interesting to observe how others execute the same prompt as me with awe-inspiring creativity. 

What are your favorite kind of writing prompts?

WORD PROMPT CHALLENGES

Word of the Day Challenge

Link: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/ 

Task: Each day, writers are given a new word prompt to use in any chosen manner. 

Your Daily Word Prompt

Link: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/ 

Task: Each day, writers are given a new word prompt to use in any chosen manner.

Ragtag Daily Prompt

Link: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/ 

Task: Each day, writers are given a new word prompt, or phrase, to use in any chosen manner.

Fandango’s One Word Challenge

Link: https://fivedotoh.com/ 

Task: Each day, writers are given a new word prompt to use in any chosen manner.

The Daily Spur

Link: https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/ 

Task: Each day, writers are given a new word and/or photo prompt to use in any chosen manner.

MMA Storytime’s Word of the Day

Link: https://mmastorytime.com/ 

Task: Each day, writers are given a new word prompt to use in any chosen manner.

Three Things Challenge

Link: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/ 

Task: Each day, writers are given three new words to use in any chosen manner.

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge 

Link: https://onewomansquest.org/ 

Task: Each week, writers are given a new word prompt to use in any chosen manner.

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge

Link: https://godoggocafe.com/ 

Task: Every Tuesday, writers are given a word, group of words, phrase, sentence, form of poetry, or some other prompt to use.

Tale Weaver

Link: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/ 

Task: On several days during the week, writers are given a word, phrase, sentence, or some other prompt to use in a chosen manner.

Blog Battle

Link: https://fictionisfood.com/blogbattle/ 

Task: Each month, writers are given a word prompt to use in any chosen manner.

POETRY PROMPT CHALLENGES

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge

Link: https://ronovanwrites.com/ 

Task: Every week, writers are challenged to create a Haiku with two given prompt words. 

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt

Link: https://ronovanwrites.com/ 

Task: Create a poem with ten lines; each line is eight syllables and follows the pattern: abbaaccddc. In addition to following a particular structure every week, writers are given a word prompt to use as a rhyme in a given line. 

MMA Storytime’s Rispetto

Link: https://mmastorytime.com/ 

Task: Create a poem with eight lines; each line is eleven syllables and follows the pattern: ababccdd. In addition to following a particular structure, writers are given a word prompt.

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

Link: https://wordcraftpoetry.com/ 

Task: Every week, writers are given particular poem forms and prompts to use. 

WORD COUNT & SENTENCE COUNT CHALLENGES

100 Word Wednesdays

Link: https://bikurgurl.com/category/100-word-wednesday/ 

Task: Every week, writers are given an optional photograph and an allotment of 100 words to use. 

99 Word Flash Fiction Challenge

Link: https://carrotranch.com/ 

Task: Every week, writers are given a prompt and an allotment of 99 words to use.

MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge

Link: https://mmastorytime.com/ 

Task: Every week, writers are given a word prompt and an allotment of 100 words to use.

Crimson’s Creative Challenge

Link: https://crispinakemp.com/ 

Task: Each week, writers are given a photo as a prompt and an allotment of 150 words or less. 

Friday Fictioneers

Link: https://rochellewisoff.com/ 

Task: Each week, writers are given a photo as a prompt and an allotment of 100 words or less.

Weekend Writing Prompt

Link: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/

Task: Every week, writers are given a word prompt and a particular word count.

Deb Whittam’s 42 Words

Link: https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/ 

Task: Every week, writers are given a word or theme prompt and an allotment of 42 words to write a story.

Six-Word Story

Link: https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/ 

Task: Every week, writers are given a word prompt and an allotment of six words to write a story.

Six Sentence Story Word Prompt

Link: https://girlieontheedge1.wordpress.com/ 

Task: Every week, writers are given a word prompt and an allotment of six sentences to write a story.

One-Liner Wednesday

Link: https://lindaghill.com/category/one-liner-wednesday/ 

Task: Every week, writers are given one line to share something inspirational, funny, creative, or anything else.

OTHER WRITING PROMPTS

Song Lyric Sunday

Link: https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/author/newepicauthor/page/2/ 

Task: Every Sunday, writers are challenged to locate a song or song’s title with a given word, phrase, or thematic prompt.

Blogging Insights

Link: https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/ 

Task: Every week, bloggers are asked questions about their writing practices or how they manage their blogs. 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge

Link: https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/category/reenas-exploration-challenge/ 

Task: Every week, writers are given a word, phrase, theme, picture, or some other prompt to use.

A to Z Challenge

Link: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ 

Task: During the month of April, writers were challenged to chop a topic into twenty-six subtopics, assigning each a letter of the alphabet.

Which ones are you less likely to do?

I’m less likely to participate in challenges that primarily offer photo prompts of landscapes or the photos are extremely bizarre. Aside from a few that don’t spark interest, I’m eager to take a bite out of the challenges I discover. 

Prompted from Salted Caramel’s Blogging Insights at: https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/blogging-insights22-writers-self-doubt/.

4 comments

  1. My , my ! You manage to do a very wide variety of prompts. I wish I could do them all too. But…… Life happens. Maybe I don’t manage my time well enough to be able to do all the prompts that I want to.

    I agree with you that reading other people’s responses to a prompt is a fun experience.I have learned a lot from other bloggers in this way.

    I run another prompt called 5 Things every Tuesday. Maybe you could take a look and have a go at it.

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