Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Prompt

Prompt means to act with speed, at once or in a timely fashion. Promptly is how I like editors to accept my submissions, or slowly really - just as long as they say yes.

Wine vanishes with remarkable promptness when it gets near me.

To prompt can also be to incite, inspire or urge into action. I'd like to prompt you to download my free ebook or even buy this one ...

A prompter assists a speaker by providing a missing word. A prompt can also be an aid to memory or encouragement to action. Maybe my blog posts prompt you to enter writing competitions?

26 comments:

  1. I don't write well with imposed prompts - my muse rebels and pretends she's not really a writer!

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    1. I'm the opposite. Tell me I can write anything and it's likely I'll get nothing done.

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  2. I'm prompt for appointments but rarely with actions; rather a procrastinator. I write using prompts at our writing group. Having an idea shower about the prompt before beginning to write is often helpful.

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    1. I like to be on time for scheduled things too, but when there's no time limit I put things off.

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  3. Hi Patsy - I'd certainly want my glass of vino delivered promptly! I think I prefer subtle prompts! I really don't like being told what to do .. I promptly switch off ..

    Have a good week in this sog! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Prompt action by the wine pourer is important, Hilary.

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    1. I don't know what they are, Alex ... off to Google.

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    2. Hmm ... either a mixed meat spicy snack or cinnamon confectionary. Neither looked that tempting, but maybe the ones shown on Google aren't the best examples.

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  5. My two-cherry Manhattans tend to disappear with the same promptness as your wine. ;)

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    1. Think I'll stick to the wine, Linda as I'm not a fan of vermouth.

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  6. I prompted once for my school play but kept getting distracted and losing my place in the script.

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    1. Did your report say things like 'easily led' and 'needs to apply herself', Wendy?

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  7. I'm prompted to respond by promptly eating this slice of cheese that somehow found its way into my hand. Mmm...cheese... Wait, what were we talking about? ;)

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  8. I am going to the theatre tonight and the performance starts at 7 o'clock prompt! Let's hope the actors won't need any prompts........

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  9. Good luck with your writing.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  10. I always try to be prompt to the point where I often turn up too early which is probably very annoying x

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    1. I've been known to wait round the corner so as not to be banging on the door while my host is in the shower, Teresa.

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  11. I am always early too. My lovely daughter is always late, even with prompts.

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    1. It's odd isn't it how some people just can't seem to get anywhere on time.

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  12. I tend to think of "prompt" in terms of writing. Kind of forgot the other meanings. :-D

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