Next time you’re in a public place, make notes as if you have discovered something for the first time and want to capture all the details. What do you hear, see, smell, feel? Be specific.
Later, read through your notes, highlight words and phrases that interest you. Write these at the top of a new page. Using these as inspiration, write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.
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