When it comes to writing it appears that when faced with a blank page the writer should look to a “prompt” in order to get the creative juices flowing. I’m in the midst of six fiction projects and one non-fiction travel project. Why on earth would I need to look to some random descriptive scenario in order to “prompt” the application of word to paper?
Should a somewhat different definition of “prompt” be applied to my writing routine?
1. Being on time; punctual.
2. Carried out or performed without delay: a prompt reply.
3. To move to act; spur; incite: A noise prompted the guard to go back and investigate.
4. To give rise to; inspire: The accident prompted a review of school safety policy.
5. To assist with a reminder; remind.
6. To assist by providing the next words of a forgotten passage; cue.
Okay. So, every morning I will punctually write a prompt that will incite me to remember where I was when I last wrote.
I’m good to go.
Muse: I don’t see “kick in the pants” listed in the definition above?