Looking through the Blogger Blogs of Note I discovered the One Minute Writer. This blog's premise is that we have 1,440 minutes in each day, why not dedicate just one to writing? Well, I know that I already dedicate way more than one minute a day to blogging...and that takes precious time away from urgent matters in my life...like vacuuming, ironing, going to work, etc! Can I afford another minute? And what can one actually say in just one measly little minute?
Well, I'll never know if I don't try...and free-writing is a technique I teach in my essay writing course at the university...so let's give a whirl!
Today's writing prompt is "If you had the opportunity to write as a career, what would you write?"
I would like to write movies, funny movies about real life situations, relationships between less than normal people. I mean people who have an interesting approach to life, a different way of seeing things and interpreting everyday events.
Time's up?!! Well, I didn't get much written, did I? Hmmm... I suppose this one-minute business is just meant to force you to write something, anything to get the creative juices flowing. In the same way that I ask my students to use free-writing to generate ideas. But, at least I give them 5 minutes!
I suppose that if you like what you've written you'll continue with it...using up other precious minutes! ;-)
Interesting, I'll have to try it again another day!