The Cure for Writers Block (Use an Egg-timer If You Must): C.M. Mayo’s “Giant Golden Buddha” & More 5 Minute Writing Exercise

The most confounding challenge for most writers, whether newbies or tough-as-bark old pros, is finding the time to write. But — come on, no excuses— it’s easy to “take five.” Back in 2005, after teaching a one day workshop on “Break the Block,” for my workshop participants, and also for myself, I decided to make it my daily practice to post a 5 minute writing exercise. I also invited a few writing friends, including several Writers Center faculty members, to contribute their favorite and most effective exercises. “Giant Golden Buddha” and 364 more are available for you at May they be both fun and useful.

— C.M. Mayo