Take two coffee cans, oatmeal cartons or something similar and clean them out. Write 25 words or phrases such as “emergency” “the ninth inning” “lost and found” “horrified” and whatever other intriguing lines come to mind. Put them all into the first can. In the second write “poem,” “letter”, “diary” “children’s story” and other types of writing that you would like to try your hand in. Now take one piece of paper out of each can and start to write!