Here are some start lines that can always ignite your writing.

Start with one of these lines. Repeat the line until something starts churning. Write whatever comes out of your pen. Be courageous, say anything from your “grocery list” to “My mother had too much stuff. I felt…” Write at least 10 minutes or at least several pages.  If you get stuck repeat the start line.

Time your writing.  I set a timer for 15 minutes, 20 minutes, 45 minutes. When the buzzer goes off I give myself a few minutes to complete the work. If you time your writing, your body will naturally adjust, giving you a good beginning, middle and end. At the end of the time if you tell yourself to wrap it up, your body will usually come up with a great ending line, the cap.

Try timed writing. Send me samples of your work. Anne or