Timed writing exercises can be great for getting the pen to fly over the page without overthinking the process. Every month we’ll post a new image for you to use. The idea is to create a character that will sit in the seat shown. Have a look at the image and imagine what sort of a person might be there. Here’s a list of prompts to help.
Set your timers and write for 5 minutes. Then stop, even if it’s in mid-sentence.
This is the skeleton of your story. Now take what you have and develop it. Enjoy it!
Send us your best, most polished version - of no more than 250 words, and we’ll post 10 stories a month in our writer’s gallery. Try it out - it’s a great way to unlock your imagination and create new characters.