I have to credit the stunning Kristina Olsen for this exercise.
Below are three pictures.
Describe each picture in any way you would like, however, for each picture your word count is reduced. See how this changes your creativity with how you use your words.
1) Use as many words as you would like:
2) Describe using 35 words exactly.
3) Describe using 20 words only.
Next. Go and find three pictures from a random source. Magazines, newspapers, anything. Do the same exercise with the different word counts.
Next, Go and find three family photos. Do the same exercise with the different word counts.
Did any of these writing exercises become a spring board for your imagination?
Try creating a melody for something you wrote.