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:

Annalisa Crawford said...

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

L said...

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.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

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

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hot Tamales vanish promptly around me...

Linda G. said...

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

Wendy's Writing said...

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

Crystal Collier said...

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? ;)

Jan Baynham said...

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........

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Good luck with your writing.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Teresa Ashby said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

Prompt action by the wine pourer is important, Hilary.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

Cheese and wine, that's more like it.

Patsy said...

I hope you had a good time, Jan.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Andrew.

Patsy said...

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.

Maggie May said...

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

Rosemary Gemmell said...

That was a clever prompting post!

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

Thanks, Rosemary.

Misha Gericke said...

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