There is an excellent post about writing exercises here. There’s probably no real need for me to re-post it since it was on Freshly Pressed, which means nearly everyone has read it by now. But I really liked the list of writing ideas!
These are often the kind of things I do when I’m trying to write for something–even non-fiction stuff. Something as simple as a church newsletter article can benefit from exercising the creative part of your brain! My personal favorite is the one using the words from other people’s poems and riffing off that. I’ve done that before particularly with hymn verses and it’s a wonderful kick start. Of course, it is imperative to make note of that somehow if people in the real world actually see it!