I've found that the Six-Word Story
Technique is a great way to jumpstart my writing, particularly if I'm having trouble getting motivated.
The six-word story tells a story in, that's right, exactly six letter words.
Stop Writer's Block. No More Excuses
Okay, that's not exactly a story, but it fits the technique and makes a very good point.
Here are some real six-word stories:
Fight. Flowers. Forgiven. Money well spent.
Night came. Sleep didn't. Insomnia sucks.
She said hello. He said goodbye.
One girl. Two strangers. Now missing.
Hurt once. Built walls. Died alone.
"Love You." Press Send. Crash. Silenced.