Well, yes, a thing. A sort of an exercise really, only without the sweat, or the expensive running shoes.
Set a stopwatch/egg timer for three minutes. In that time write as many sentences as you can. Each sentence must be written in a different style and not linked to the sentence before, or the one after. Just let your head go and you may be surprised with what you come up with.
Here's mine....... go!
- Oh, how I wish I could shoot a gun, it would bring enormous relief to my headache. The foghorn rang out over the still waters letting them know that the land was often more treacherous than the sea itself. Hang 'em high Billy Joe so papa ain't alone in his wooden casket. Sloe worms are not so slow and neither are they related to the sloes that my grandmother used to stuff into jars and suffocate with gin. The purple jacket in the shop window caught her eye but a swift mental calculation and a vision of the letter from the bank manager thought the better of it. If Jack Nids had not left the house that night then Mickey Doughnut would not have got a bullet in the butt and Meggy Sampson would have no reason to give up that bottle of whiskey that she had been hiding under her bed for the last six years. He thought killing would be easy but the flesh was stubborn and fought the knife to the last. -
If you want share then have a go in the comments box, or you can email me at - innerminx at google mail dot com and I will post them up, if you wish. I would appreciate your thoughts on how it went and whether you would use any of them elsewhere.