Thinking Thursday

You want to write, right. But you stare at the paper and… NOTHING! NADDA! ZILCH! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, the agony. So you need a jump start and Ta-DAH! You will be off and writing.

Here’s one that I like to use. Some call it Cluster or Star Burst and you’ll see why.
Get that blank piece of paper and write:


in the middle of it. That’s right CLOVER. Why? I don’t know. It was the first word that popped in my mind. hahaahahaahaa. Now do this:
Go out one way and write something that relates to the word CLOVER and use a dash to connect the two.
Then go the opposite way and write something that relates to CLOVER.
Go in as many directions as you want to.
{{{You might write: green, bunny, grass, lucky, etc. }}}
Now from each of those, write something that you associate with that word.
Before you know it, your page will be filled with words going out in clusters and star burst. And hopefully bursting with some story ideas.

Oh, don’t worry if you’re story has nothing to do with my starter word. *sniff, sniff. I won’t be offended. sniff, sniff. haha* The object of this exercise is to get your brain jumping and letting your thinking cap go free and explore all kinds of possibilities.

Good luck. I would love to hear about some of the stories you come up with…


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