All we need for our writing is TO GET GOING.   It is easy to sit down in the chair when you write with START LINE. 
Here are a few suggestions for 10 to 20 minutes segments.  Comment or email me your results and receive an award.
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    “Write first always!”  Henry Miller

Try these start lines to ignite your writing.  Begin with one of these openers.  
Enjoy!  Ignore, or create your own!

The Trick:  Repeat the start line until ideas starts churning. Write whatever comes out of
your pen.  Allow yourself to say anything, from your “grocery list” to “I’m darn made at …”

Write 10 minutes or three pages.  If you get stuck, repeat the start line. 

One writer surprised at his reaction to his writing exclaimed, “It’s the pen’s fault!”
Try timed writing.   Set a timer for at least 15 minutes, 20 minutes, 45 minutes. When the
buzzer goes off, give myself a few minutes to complete your work.  With timed writing, your
body adjusts to the time, giving you a natural beginning, middle and end. 

Tell yourself to “wrap up” and your body will cap your time with a great closing line.  Let the pen lead!  

1.    Begin with these Opening Lines: 

“If it wasn’t for…” 
“If only…” 
“What I really mean is…”

2.    Try writing by subjects:  My Grandmother’s Closet,  Cherries,  My Most Embracing Moment.

3.    Read what you wrote aloud.  Mark the images that moved you.

4.    Write everyday and watch your material grow! 

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After work as director of two opera companies and the Colorado Symphony, Anne Randolph
writes full time and leads Soup Kitchen Writing and workshops in
Denver and at conferences including the Screenwriters Conference in Santa Fe. “Soup Kitchen
Writing helps writers find the courage and craft to create!”  Her workbook, Soup Kitchen
Writing: An Easy Guide to Kitchen Table Writing available at