Sideshow: Why I like writing from prompts

May 11, 2010

A column by Mallery Koons, Big Tent Poetry Sideshow Barker

Someone recently asked me why I like writing from prompts when I could be writing from my own ideas. It made me think hard about the purpose of prompts and how they fit into my writing practice. [...]

Most poets and writers I know mix prompt-writing into their regular writing routines without letting it become the only writing they do. This works best for me, because it lets me explore and expand on ideas that I wouldn’t have had on my own [...]

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