For her weekly Blogging Insights prompts, Dr. Tanya provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.
This week’s quote is from Louis L’Amour, an American novelist and short-story writer known primarily for his Western novels.
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned.”
Except for my own writing prompts, which I usually schedule anywhere from a few days to a few weeks in advance, most of my posts are spontaneous. I might read, see, or hear something that will trigger an idea for a post and I’ll start writing about what it was.
I also often write posts in response to word or photo prompts from other bloggers and, in many cases, I don’t know until I wake up and start my day by reading what was posted by bloggers I follow while I was sleeping, what those prompt words or photos will be. I then leverage whatever inspiration those prompts provide me and start crafting posts around them.
So, in the context of Louis L’Amour’s quote, writing prompts to me are the faucets that other bloggers open for me in order let the words flow from my mind onto the keypad of my iPhone and end up as posts on my blog.
Does that make any sense?