When you tap into and strike up conversations with your imagination -- the place where your greatest stories and novels reside -- it wakes up, and loves being listened to and trusted.

Here's a monthly (or so) practice, just ten minutes (or keep going if you choose), to open and strengthen that communication pathway.

1. Grab a pen and notebook.

2. View the image and any text beneath it.

3. Start the 10-minute timer (below image).

4. Have your imagination start a scene or story based on how it responded to the image and text.

5. Write continually non-stop until time is up. Even if you write, "I don't know what to write, I don't know what to write..." that's okay. It still works to build bridges to that buried voice.

For January 2023:

fantasyIf the bark of these trees was touched, how would it feel? Describe any sounds from within this enchanted forest. What is the name of this forest? What planet, or what is the name of the region of magical earth is this forest on? What dangers lurk here? What is your character seeking in this forest even though it has dangers?

New image and writing prompt put up near the beginning of each month.

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