I tried this writing exercise a while back and here’s how it works – get two books. Then it works best if you have someone else help, but you can do it on your own. Ask someone else for four random numbers. If no one else is around, you could throw a dice.
Then take your random numbers – we’ll go with 20, 14, 33, 87. Then turn to page 20 in Book 1, and pick the 14th word on the page.
Take the next set of numbers and turn to page 33 in the second book. Pick the 87th word on the page.
Now challenge yourself to write two pages about those two words.
I like this challenge because the goal is to write, not to write perfect, shiny words that will be immortally inscribed on plates of gold, but to WRITE. Write rubbish, write plain, just WRITE. You can’t get to the good stuff if you don’t wade through the bad stuff first.
Let me know how it works for you.