Back when I worked in a first edition bookshop we called Tuesday the day of ennui. As far as the working week goes, it’s neither here nor there, and it’s still all uphill to the weekend.

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

  • a job you hate
  • How boredom feels
  • Things that are bland
  • Choosing an interview outfit
  • Your very first job

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).