I’m really interested in this blog, being a writer who has a tough time getting motivated, sometimes, and who needs some inspiration. This looks like it could be really useful, as well as supportive.
However, I'm very confused about the prompt form.
It has a lot of very specific fields, like character, plot, and rating. I've participated in a few writing workshops, and prompts are generally something much freer than that. For example: write a story where the characters express the sentiment "I love you" without saying those words.
This form feels like I'm asking someone to write a specific story instead of just giving them something to jump off from. Like a commission of some kind. And it doesn't seem to have a place to create an open ended prompt by just saying "any" for some or all of the fields.
Am I misunderstanding something about this tumblr?
The form is just a guide, really, in case you’re stuck as for what to put down. A lot of people have very specific prompts, hence the form, however, you’re most welcome to submit a simple sentence or a word as a prompt if you so wish! Just tag it with “prompt” and it’ll get submitted!
(Sorry, I should have clarified this in the How To section.)