Let your writing take center stage! You work hard on your fiction and poetry, so don’t bury it down the screen after posting 27 lines of copypasta text from a prompt host. Why do people do this? Habit?
This is the order your fiction or poetry post should take.
1. Title (obviously).
3. Your original writing (including any linked words going back to a prompt host).
4. A marker showing your piece has ended if you’re going to say something else. Write “The End” or put “***” or similar.
5. If needed, a short phrase linking back to one or more prompt hosts (for example, “Tuesday Monster Prompts”).
That’s it! There’s no reason to copypasta the prompt host’s entire post into your writing. It clutters up your post and takes away from your new work. Why should readers scroll past a huge pile of rules to get to your poem or story? By that time, the mood between the picture and your words has been broken. Even if you post the picture later, why bore your readers with this gobble upfront? Your writing is the star attraction!
If your work has inspired another blogger to try the prompt, great! They can then click through your linked word or phrase to the prompt host and read the rules there, download the pic, and copy the link. Then the host gets a visit. You don’t need to de facto become the new prompt host by reposting everything.
I realize I’m being bossy, but this is actually the right way, so. 🙂👍🏻🎉