Winter is coming. The best thing about winter for writers is that no one will hassle you to go outside and enjoy the sunshine.

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

  • Bridge
  • The cat’s meow
  • Twister
  • Shopping for white goods
  • Crutches

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).