Dust yourself off. That’s it – let’s get rid of last week’s failures, and unplanned omissions. They cling to your shoulders like a wet cape, and you don’t get very far very fast pulling a wet cape through a forest.

Set your timer for five minute intervals. When it rings, move on to the next topic. Don’t think too hard.

  • Fishmonger
  • Things you fear
  • Gymnasiums
  • Rose petals on a pavement
  • Gold

25 minutes and you’re done!

The Rules

  1. Write whatever you like prompted by each practice topic – fiction, non fiction, gobbledegook. It doesn’t matter, because these words are not “official”. Write without over-thinking, or stopping.
  2. Keep going, especially if it’s difficult, but not if it will make you give up.
  3. After five minutes switch to the next topic (unless you are completely swept away by something).