Write a short story of any length about anything you like, but it must take place in One hour. (you can take as long as you like to write it!)
Put some music on, allow your mind to wander then write a short story – see what emerges. Write it quickly without your critical hat on. It’s an exercise!
Finish the story: ‘If it all goes wrong, I’m not paying for it’ Who, what, where? Write a short story using this snippet of dialogue.
Try writing a short love story. Think Wuthering Heights rather than Mills & Boon, avoid cliches, be bold.