Choose a novel or a short story. Turn to the beginning. Write down the first sentence. Now rewrite the sentence, changing something, anything. It could be a name, the point of view, one word, several words.
Using your new sentence as a starting point, write for 15 minutes. Try not to pause, censor or edit. Just see where it goes.
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