So, if you’ve tried everything and you still can’t find a word to write, start with your name and see what comes out. Remember, you’re writing for the bin so it doesn’t have to be polished genius…
When I first tried this, here’s exactly what came out (unedited, I might add):
“My name is Tina. But it wasn’t always. I used to be Jim Allen Mcguire. I used to be 6’2”, blonde and full of bollocks. Now I’m 6’2”, blonde and buxom. Trouble is. I’m also in Aberdeen’s only female prison and no bugger will believe I didn’t do it. Now you’re going to ask me what I’m supposed to have done to get here, and I’m going to have to tell you because pretty soon I’m going to find myself in a public shower and I’m going to go from Tina Tutu to “Crap, that’s a bloke…”
I didn’t finish the story, but it got me going and made me chuckle. So if you can’t think of even one thing to write, just write your name and let it go. See what happens.
When you write for the bin and start with something as simple as your name, a new crucial element is added to your arsenal… You start to relax and have a bit of fun.
Happy writing today