Try some of the following strategies for thinking about your writing process: Instead of writing text that will become a part of a text (such as a paper or dissertation chapter), it is sometimes helpful to write about the text itself.(It's a clever little poem that has to be reproduced visually for its full effect.) What sort of character do these two words suggest, in what setting, and what situation?Maybe a person sitting hunched at the edge of a pond, watching his or her reflection in the water?An undercover spy is about to impersonate you in all aspects of your life. “I really ought to eat more_____.” Find a photo and write what’s not in the picture. What piece of advice do you most often give and least often follow? Write a eulogy for a sandwich, to be delivered while eating it. As a talking Chihuahua, what would you tell your humans about the new crying baby who now lives with you? If you were given one extra hour today and you weren’t allowed to use it for anything you’d normally do (e.g.; eat, sleep, etc.), what would you do with that hour? Write the ad for an expensive new drug that improves bad posture. Think about your day so far (even if it’s still morning). Write the first communication sent back to Earth after humans land on Mars. It’s 1849, and you’re headed West along the Oregon Trail. Which is the oldest tree in your neighborhood, and what has it seen? For some, creative writing can be less stress-inducing than writing that must follow rigorous academic conventions.Try these starters: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivs 4.0 License.For example, someone might ask "How does your character express anger? " The answers may be kept short or, if you have time, answers may explain the "why" of the response, such as "My character suppresses his anger because when he was a teenager, in a fit of rage, he slammed the car door as hard as he could and caught his dog in the door as the dog tried to jump out after him.This broke his dog's spine, and the animal had to be put to sleep.