Are writing prompts a useful exercise, or do you find them to be too limiting and/or hokey?
They are definitely a useful exercise. It not only helps me post more and think of new ideas to write about, but it helps me think about things. I find that writing some of these prompts makes me think about things I wouldn’t have thought about writing about on my own. It keeps my brain active, if you will. Obviously, with that being said, not every person is going to be able to write 100% of the prompts. But they will try to write as many of them that they think they can do.