The radio hums along in the kitchen, the birds are singing in the garden, the bus heaves its way around the corner. I must be sat at my desk again. So must you.

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

  • A favourite childhood ritual
  • The unusual pet
  • Things that are encouraging
  • Describe your feet
  • Who is Ruby Vervain?

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 completely.

After five minutes switch to the next topic (unless you are completely swept away by something, in which case, write on, dearhreart, write on!).