a note about writing prompts

A handful of you are taking part in the writing prompts, and may I say: wow. Some really interesting turns, unexpected characterizations, and hints of larger behind-the-scenes conflicts.

After a lot of thought I have come to the conclusion that I can’t respond to each person’s contribution. I will make an occasional exception and pull out a comment to talk about in a new post, but mostly this is just an exercise to limber up your storytelling mind. If you would like to comment on each other’s work, that’s something else entirely. My sense is that constructive feedback would be welcome. Please tell me if I’m wrong.

This may or may not take off. If it does, I want to be sure that the tone is supportive. In the case that things don’t stay that way, I may make it necessary to register before contributing or commenting. But that’s all in the (hazy) future. In the meantime, I really enjoy reading your paragraphs on the photos I dig up.


3 Replies to “a note about writing prompts”

  1. I’d just like to say that I love the prompts; they are just the thing to excercise those writing muscles. I really look forward to them.
    Personally, I would welcome constructive feedback from anyone. On the other thread, someone posted something that really impressed me yesterday and I almost left a comment as I liked it so much, but wasn’t sure if I should.

    “Thoughtful” is a great caption for the above photo. I liked the peaceful feel of it.

  2. Maggie — please do respond to other people’s contributions. If you get the ball rolling, things might really take off.

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