Starter for Ten is a daily writing exercise where the aim is simply to write for a full 10 minutes. No editing or revision is allowed after the 10 minutes is up. The aim is to try new things, experiment with voices and styles and be bold. Suckage often occurs.
Computer Keyboard Shortcuts I Want Right Now
Alt+Shift+t = my computer mouse urinates hot, sweet tea into my mug (NB – scientists will make this hygienic maybe?)
Screenlock+8 = A USB headstrap add-on drips moisture with electrolytes into my eyes after a user-defined period of staring at blank spaces on the wall.
Ctrl+b+Arrow That Points At Where I’m Sitting = I am emboldened to write from the heart
F11 – Military Jet Flypast
Insert+P+A+I+N = Whenever I accidentally hit Insert and it does that weird thing where you start writing over the text and you think you’re going insane it punches the person who invented the conventional “Insert” in the nuts/lady nuts.
Alt+Shift+P = my computer mouse defecates peanut M&Ms onto the desk.
(Also when I roll the mouse wheel I want it to purr.)
Ctrl+V+End – my book is automatically finished and I am happy with it but also oblivious to the fact that I didn’t write it.
F5 – The Gaviscon Fireman oozes out of my speaker, reforms and climbs into my mouth. He smiles and tips his helmet to me as he climbs my arm, leaving tiny calcium footprints on my sleeve. Oh god he’s in my mouth. I feel him moving, is this what he wants? Do I let him make this sacrifice just for my indigestion? Someone