Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Can a Prompt Group Help Your Writing Practice?

My article about the neighborhood prompt writing group is up today at the AWP site. How can prompt writing help your writing practice? Why turn to prompts…aren’t they for students and workshops?

I’ll be honest. Much of what got me thinking about prompts was needing my own hand held. I had poured myself into writing a novel that didn’t sell and was left flailing around, unable to commit to another long project. Anxieties about the publishing biz sapped my creative energy. More than anything, I wanted to remind myself that writing could simply be fun, not exclusively a pathway to publication. Starting a low-stress prompt group felt manageable.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.