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Prompting Creative Works: The Power of a Question

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We’ve all been there. You know, there, in one of those moments where you sit and stare at the blank email as if your sim were going to suddenly write itself. With your hands on the keyboard, you stare at your own blank canvas and try to will something creative out of your mind. But alas, as hard as you try, you can’t seem to come up with anything worthy of being grown into a sim. Sound familiar? If it is, then perhaps you just need a simple jumpstart.

Just like a car, sometimes our creative minds need a little bit of a jump start to get them going. Some people turn to books, while others like to watch an episode of Star Trek. Some of us, however, simply need to be asked a question. Why a question? Because asking yourself a question invokes the human need to answer that question and when you take the time to answer the question, you will often find yourself on track to locating your much desired creative path.

WritingFix calls these questions ‘prompts’, as they prompt writers to answer a question that can start, or restart, the creative flow of ideas. No one likes writers block, but now you can fight it and move on to something bigger, better, and much more creative. Take a moment to check out the Writingfix website – while some of the prompts are definitely geared towards a younger audience, there are plenty that can help you find your way back to the path to writing your best sims, and that, after all, is what we’re all after.

About Kalianna Nicholotti

Fleet Captain Kalianna Nicholotti has been a member of the Starbase 118 Fleet now for over five years and she still loves it just as much as she did when she joined. The joys of writing for a character that's truly come to life, coupled with the friends she's met throughout the Fleet, has made 118 a part of her daily life.
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