The idea of prompted storytelling, to me, is nothing new. We do it all the time in conversation. You notice that brightly hued scarf someone is wearing on the bus, and it prompts you to strike up a pleasant conversation, which then sometimes uncovers more that we have in common, or a further step toward getting to know someone. Other than in writing workshops, or journaling practices, however, you may never think of how a writer silently begs to be prompted into some new "conversation."
I am always on the look out for that inspiration. Come be my inspiration!
(Photo: "Campfire" by Sam Howzit is licensed under Creative Commons Atteribution 2.0)