25 Writing Tasks You Can Perform in 15 Minutes or Less

Busy life? Too many interruptions? Wish you had more time? Having trouble finding long stretches of time to write?

Why not create a list of writing tasks you can perform when you only have 15 minutes to spare?

25 ideas to get you started:

  1. Write the centermost part of a conflict scene
  2. Write a passage of dialogue
  3. Write three book club discussion questions
  4. Create a scene summary
  5. Map a character arc identifying what takes place and when
  6. Make a list of plot points
  7. Create a timeline of events
  8. Describe your ideal reader
  9. Enrich a minor character or subplot
  10. Create a word bank of sensory words important to your story
  11. Flesh out a setting
  12. Create a character sketch
  13. Explore theme
  14. Write a 10-word pitch
  15. Create a list of things to do during your next writing session
  16. Explore backstory
  17. Write the opening three paragraphs of your next chapter
  18. Write the first three paragraphs of a one-page synopsis
  19. Describe what motivates the antagonist
  20. Explain what your main character wants and how they intend to get it
  21. Explain what your main character needs and how they intend to get it
  22. Explain what your main character must learn to grow
  23. Brainstorm ways to strengthen your inciting incident
  24. Describe the ending
  25. Explore a new idea

What would you add to this list?

Only have 15 minutes to write? A lot can be accomplished in small increments of time.

Good luck!

Julie Valerie

Julie Valerie

85K Writing Challenge: Embracing the writing life by advancing the practice of productive writing from the first word to the first reader.

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