My friend, Joy Lenton, loves to write poetry. She and I both love the challenge of working with prompts. Recently, she found some interesting ways to use her words. Magnetic poetry is one new thing she is enjoying, and you can read her newest creation here.
Another way is a challenge every Tuesday by Kat Myrman called “Twittering Tales.” Using a photo prompt, you are to come up with a story based on the photo in 140 characters or less. Click To Tweet
Joy’s post intrigued me, so I decided to join in this week, too. Below you will find the photo and the story/poem I wrote to go with it.
An Evening Walk
An evening walk
A gorgeous sunset
Blinded by the fiery ball
They were mesmerized
In that very instant she vanished
Where did she go?
Would she ever return?
Prompts Encourage Creativity
Using prompts is a good way to practice writing skills and use creativity. It’s fun to take time away from regular duties to try out these writing challenges. I think following a prompt is a good way to improve my writing. Click To TweetFor one thing, a prompt limits in some ways, I am forced to think more about the words I use in order to creatively convey my thoughts.
As a writer who is a Christian, I want to continually improve. I believe it will help me in my desire to encourage others and glorify God. And I also believe it pleases God when we find new ways to be creative. After all, He did create us in His image, and He is the Master Creator.
Prompts I Am Using
My first encounter with using prompts was when I started blogging over three years ago. The first post on my blog was in response to a #FiveMinuteFriday prompt. I also enjoy writing haiku, and recently I’ve been using the words from RonovanWrites #weeklyhaikuchallenge every Monday. Now I’m jumping in with Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales on Tuesdays. Since many of my readers are also writers, I'd like to invite you to join us in these weekly prompts. Click To Tweet Just click on the links above if you are interested in checking them out.