Just a quickie…
Just like the rest of your body the brain needs to limber up before doing its thing. Free writing is a great way to get the juices flowing and it’s dead easy and pretty fun.
step 1. Grab a pen and paper/laptop.
step 2. Have some method of recording time at hand. Set a timer/alarm for 10 minutes.
step 3. Write, and don’t stop until the time is up. Simple.
This is a stream of consciousness exercise with the intention being to not filter yourself in anyway. That means no stopping for grammar or spelling errors and as little hesitation as possible. At first this might seem odd and tricky and if nothing is coming out just write squiggles until something does. What comes from your fingers is not supposed to be good or even comprehensible but I guarantee by the end you willl have little nuggets of ideas that will get the ball rolling. At least, if nothing else, you no longer have a blank page.
Tip: Sometimes I like to free write with a current project in mind so as to pull in the reigns a little. Especially with those projects were the ideas are running a little dry, you’d be surprised what a little mental improv can come up with.