This is borrowed from a post by Poets and Writers. I thought it was great. Almost made me think that my posts suck, but then I remembered that the world is a big enough place for all of us. Hopefully, they won’t mind me reposting for your pleasure. We have different audiences.
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Posted by Writing Prompter on 5.30.13
Spend a few moments looking around your kitchen, office, or bedroom, and gather any found objects (not including books, magazines, or journals) that contain text: post-it notes, receipts, a piece of mail, the packaging of food or household products. Freewrite for fifteen minutes, recording as many words and phrases from the objects as you can, and taking note of any connections, associations, or themes that may arise. Then write an essay about what you find.