You finally have a moment to write, but what to do with your limited time? Here’s a practical prompt to kickstart the story you’re working on right now. The clock is ticking, people. Start writing.
If you’re having trouble starting a scene, try writing it from the middle. If you’re struggling to figure out what constitutes “the middle,” pick up the scene mid-conflict. After you’ve written the bulk of the scene, you may realize a beginning wasn’t even needed. Or, you may find that the beginning will become apparent to you as you’re completing the exercise.