Oh me oh my. Hands up who doesn’t have the energy today. Hands up if the winter chill is giving you brain freeze. Writing practice is the equivalent of hot chocolate for the brain (it is!). Let me tell you, if you write one sentence, or even half a sentence, that you like today, you’re going to feel a whole lot better.

Today’s practice is progressive – please try to do all five topics!

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

  • Think of a vegetable you love to eat. What’s that like?
  • Skyscrapers. How do they make you feel?
  • Think of a favourite pair of shoes, and what you do in them.
  • Describe a character named Arthur Hepplewhite
  • Answer the first three topics as Arthur would.

If you want to do the last two topics as a mash up, that works fine too.

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).