on Fiction University:
Writing good fiction takes time. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend endless hours agonizing over a scene that’s just not working. In most cases, you can fix a troublesome scene in just three minutes.
All you need is a kitchen timer and the willingness to brainstorm as fast as you can.
Set your timer for one minute, and answer the first question below. Don’t stop to think, because you don’t have time for that. Just jot down as many answers as you can possibly think of. Keep going until the timer beeps. Then move onto the next question.
Ready? Here we go.