Pretendedly Yours


Every morning, when I open my WordPress interface, I find at least half a dozen revered blogs for voluntarily participation in “prompt bonanza” with very unique prompts. Every morning, I get so very motivated that it seems by evening I shall have my reads submitted to each one of them. And trust me, I more or less find myself repeating the same exercise the next morning having submitted none. For me, “Grapes are always sour” so, I respond to Dr. Tanya on her Blogging Insights series with her set of questions in the following manner-

How do writing prompts affect your creativity? Do they expand it, or do they restrict it?

I think essentially for “poets” prompts do not foster much creativity except for some prompts, which by themselves, are considered creative. We tend to write more applying our mind with all permutations along with the thematic idea, if there, to perfectly fit in. We “the poets” corroborate the stanza and lines with lesser poetic perspective and without getting that nurtured in the delicate way it should be. Prompt writing may be creative for versatile writers who also happen to be ‘poets’, with due apology to all average ones like myself. Any given circumstances, condition, time phase, pre depicting way, style, methodology etc can be made prompts for more creativity.

Can they be considered ‘real’ or ‘true’ writing?

Of course not!  As I said, if it doesn’t come from the heart, it can be real but not true to the very same poet writing it since, in my opinion, poets think from the heart rather than mind. Anyone with a certain know how and command over language can write on whatever being asked to. 

What is your favourite kind of prompt?

As a staunch debater, I would love anything that I understand even a little bit of but not as a ‘poet’. At last, my sincere apology to all who have been writing on prompts and to those revered hosts giving it for I never mean to undermine their sincerity and dedication towards poetry.


Good afternoon and see you next time.

Published by J M Negi

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11 thoughts on “Pretendedly Yours

  1. Aboli Mane – Poet. Writer. Blogger. I post short reads, and poetry on A Writer In The Room. I published my debut poetry book "An Aster's Solitude" in 2019. Currently: Keeping this blog afloat. I write flash fiction and poetry on various writing prompts.
    Aboli Mane says:

    Interesting perspective! I believe that prompts are a way to whet the mind. I agree that true poetry stems from the heart! 😄

  2. 100 Country Trek – Hello. Nice to meet you. My journey to cover as much of the world as possible began in Costa Rica in 2003. This is a story in itself, but for now I'll tell the short version . On a hike around Manuel Antonio I started chatting with a fellow hiker from Belgium. He told me he had a trip planned to visit Borneo within a few weeks of his return home. He then went on to say he had been to at least fifty different countries. That was when the travel bug bit me. I haven't stopped going since and the journey has been so incredible . It is here that I will share some of the incredible travel experiences .
    100 Country Trek says:

    Thanks for sharing this. Anita

  3. KK – Kaushal Kishore (KK) is an MBA, MA, and CAIIB with over 35 years of experience in the Banking sector. He has led many technical and commercial teams in delivering project management solutions. He played a key role in the merger of State Bank of Indore and all other Associate Banks, Bharatiya Mahila Bank, and SBICI with SBI. From a solution perspective, Kaushal focuses on best practices and has worked towards risk identification and mitigation, processes, and control improvements. The functions covered by him include wholesale and retail lending, treasury operations, trade finance, cash management services, custody operations, etc. He has also played a key role in merchant acquiring business. Why One More Blog??? This world is full of ideas, ideals, thoughts, stories, anecdotes, and so on, As a tiny creature of this vast universe, I too have, Some unique, Some similar to others, And some probably inspired by my elders, Some sweet, some bitter, Sometimes spicy too, Some close to heart, Some closer to mind, Sharing of the same, May be of some value to others, Most of the targeted audience however, May not possibly come across, But I have to bring the same in black and white, No, no, it’s not कीड़ा Wriggling to come out of me, Neither literary diarrhoea nor mental indigestion, It’s rather my responsibility to share my experiences, What I have received from this great society, What I have felt about it, And how I was dealt with, Will attempt to download what has been uploaded throughout the life, Before, yes before… my memory may start fading away, Before L of YOLO (You Only Live Once) comes to an end, Else, the whole thing will go away, Unsaid, unlettered, unsung…sheer waste, Let others get some ideas, To make their L a bit better, It’s up to them, Let me do my part…
    KK says:

    Very interesting!!

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