Hi Steve, yes it is more to do with just getting the creative juices flowing. I would not change careers from poetry to prose (or vice versa) on the basis of one exercise. It was primarily designed with people in mind who don’t think they can write poetry. It was to show them that it’s easier than it looks. If one comes far easier than the other it might be indicative that that is your strength. It’s meant to encourage you that even if one doesn’t come easy to you, there might be another area that does. Please be aware that there is only a little poetry in this course. It is predominantly prose.