All of these exercises are taken from Pat Schneider's workshops and have been found to be rich for the participants. All writing is considered fiction.
Write about what matters now or what mattered then?
Other exercises may use music, senses, objects, photographs, videos, or beginning lines. Sometimes the exercise may be for the group to complete together.
From memory or imagination, write about the image of a character standing in a doorway.
A seven minute autobiography- at least one item is fictional.