I'm considering running some sort of writing prompt activity for during MU's mental health awareness month.
Off-hand, the prompt would be something mental health related, but not limited to personal experience. In other words, it doesn't need to draw from your own trauma, though it can if you feel that'd be cathartic or enjoyable. I am also flexible on this; perhaps the prompt would be best received if it had nothing to do with mental health at all.
The biggest issue I'm coming up against here is interest. I have experience running prompts with writers, but none with an adjacent community. (There may be writers in the Mafia community, but the community isn't specifically about writing.)
I thought, before actually trying to make this happen, I would reach out and see what would make something like this enjoyable for people.
Would you want the prompt to be broad or narrow? For example, broad would be "flash fiction about mental health," whereas narrow would be "flash fiction about the colour blue, the emotion of anticipation, and nature."
Would you want some form of presentation of these prompts? A voice-chat reading? Some kind of reveal a la walruses?
Would you want there to be a "judging" process, where people can vote for their favourite, or would you rather it just be a spotlighting for everyone who submits?
There doesn't need to be many writers, though it'd be nice if there were a few readers!