Stretching the Imagination

The further you can stretch your imagination, the more interesting twists will appear in your stories. Playing with science fiction-type scenarios is a great way to nudge your imagination into unused alleyways. Remember not to judge what comes out. Turn off that inner critic who stops you from pushing yourself beyond what’s comfortable, and simply write, no matter where it takes you.

Write Over the Hump

You purchase a new cleaning product at the store. When you get home and spray it on your dirty countertop, the countertop vanishes. Write what happens, starting with: If anyone had ever told me… Your 10 minutes start now.

What happened when your countertop vanished?