Every day WordPress has an utterly vast selection of prompts that readers who are also writers can choose from. A writing prompt becomes an idea which readers can focus on as they write and this helps them from starting out with a blank page and prevents them from wandering off the topic. The readers are supposed to come up with some worthwhile material as a response. I rely on the prompts for inspiration, as most days, I have no idea what I am going to write about, the only thing that is certain, is that I am going to write something.
I am pretty predictable and I have my go-to sites where I get writing prompts from. I usually make a reference to all the prompts, before I decide to write anything and hopefully that way, I can make them all fit together. Some days it feels like my cup is running over with prompts, but I am always glad to have them, as the more the merrier, so there can never be too many writing prompts. I figure that if I try hard enough, there are always ways to deal with them. When I near the end of my post, as it comes down to the wire, sometimes I need to cram some of these prompts in that did not seem to fit just right.
When I first started my blog back on April 23 of 2017, I had no clue what it was going to be about, but since then I have published 1,842 posts and they ended up being about everything. I found this site called the Daily Post which featured prompts and I wrote 268 times for that. This allowed me to connect with many other bloggers by reading their posts. The Daily Post on WordPress stopped publishing prompts in the end of May 2018 and a bunch of dedicated bloggers jumped in to pick up the slack. Sheryl was one of the first to step in with her Daily Word Prompt and Roger Shipp came along with his Daily Addictions. I don’t know much about the Daily Spur, but it has a word prompt and a picture prompt every day. Fandango at This, That, and The Other is a very versatile fellow and he hosts four different challenges every week, a daily word prompt, a weekly flash fiction challenge, a weekly provocative question and a weekly flashback of his previous posts. Michelle has monthly writing prompts on her puttingmyfeetinthedirt site which are always interesting.
The Ragtag community is a combination of seven individuals and they host a daily prompt with the poet Sgeoil going on Mondays. This is followed by drkottoway, KO Rural Mad As Hell Blog a doctor mom having a crack at this on Tuesday. On Wednesday the nutritionist, dancer. runner, bibliophile and polyglot Curious Cat has her turn. Thursday is split between two Australians, Tracy from the Reflections of an Untidy Mind site and Brian who writes on Bushboys World. Friday is reserved for Emily a cat person from Victoria, Canada on Zombie Flamingoes. Punam who lives in India I think writes beautiful poetry has a site titled paeansunpluggedblog and she is the host on Saturday. Gizzylaw of Talkin’ to Myself wraps things up on Sunday for the Ragtag group.
Di on pensitivity101 is the current host of the Three Things Challenge and she is also the co-host of Fibbing Friday. The Word of the Day Challenge is a group of four bloggers Dee Kelly a single mom that is Thriving Not Surviving, Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian, Cyranny an award-winning writer with Cyranny’s Cove and Kira a guest artist who does Sunday Scribbles.
Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie is the name of the group of writers, but there is also a blogger Candice named mindlovemisery aka Yves who hosts the Sunday Writing Prompt and the Monday Wordle. NEKNEERAJ hosts Photo Challenge that is featured on Tuesdays. Blogger Chèvrefeuille hosts Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille aka Kristjaan every Wednesday. Michael of Morpethroad is the host of Tale Weaver for Thursday. Another blogger named weejars aka Sarah hosts the Saturday Mix. I have the honor of splitting every other Friday with Dylan Hughes who hosts First Line Friday and then I have the MM Music Challenge. Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie describes itself as a dose of fetish, good friends, an incomparable muse, so it is a curio of sorts. I also host Song Lyric Sunday, so make sure to check your calendar, so you don’t miss that. There are many other challenges that I write in, so please don’t feel excluded if yours was not mentioned, as I only wrote about the ones that ones that are here everyday.
I have one prompt remaining and I want to talk about pumpkins, because this is the season for them and everyone is using them in recipes. Pumpkins are usually ready to harvest but they must be collected before the first frost or when night temperatures are expected to drop down into the 40s for an extended period of time. The cold weather is heading to Clermont, FL where I live, as the highs are expected to drop down by 15 degrees by tomorrow. I bought some pumpkin cake and it is yummy. I heard that there is a pumpkin cider, although I have never tried it, but that is not because I am worried about getting a hard cider hangover. Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins wrote the song ‘Thirty Three’ in 1994 when he was 27 just after he got married, and moved into a new house. A friend of his who read Tarot cards said that when he became 33, his life was going to change completely and he felt that he was ready for that now.
Written for Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompt – Reference, for Roger Shipp’s Daily Addictions prompt – Wire, for the Daily Spur prompt – Selection, for FOWC with Fandango – Rely, for November Writing Prompts – Hard cider hangover, for Ragtag Community – Vast, for Di’s Three Things Challenge prompt words – Cup Calendar Curio and for Word of the Day Challenge Prompt – Utterly.