You surprise yourself when you do something that you didn't think you were going to do. Today, get out there and surprise yourself, then write a page about the experience. Surprising yourself is kind of funny. If you start thinking about what would be a good surprise, it's not going to be a surprise by the time you do it. There's no requirement to make a life-altering … [Read more...] about Surprise yourself!
Divide the page into 5 areas of equal size. Write the word fun in tiny letters in one of the areas. Write clothes, travel and tired in 3 of the other areas. The fifth area stays blank. In each of the areas, write the second thought that comes to mind when you say that word to yourself. You do this by saying the first thought out loud. Yes, out loud, with your voice and … [Read more...] about Second thoughts
In this exercise, you begin with an ordinary thought and see how many pieces you can break it into. Write down a thought. Any old thought. About the past, present, or future. About wisdom or bad advice. About nuclear physics or sculpture. Any thought that crosses your mind. No pressure to be profound. Choose a word from that thought and construct a new thought that … [Read more...] about Combinations
Write the letters of the alphabet across the top of your page for quick reference. Draw a dot halfway down the page or so. It will be a signal for you to stop and take a look at what you have done so far. Then begin writing words at the top of the page, one that begins with A, followed by one beginning with B. Then a word that begins with C and so forth. Write the words … [Read more...] about Alphabet Salad
Choose an object that's somewhere in your living space. A thing. Write a page from the point of view of that object. If the object could talk, what would it say? It might brag or complain. It might tell about its past or its aspirations. It could talk like a professor or a social media influencer. It could sound like a child or a space alien. As the object delivers … [Read more...] about A Talking Object