To whet your appetite and keep your writing fingers limber, take a good look at the photo, or let a prompt settle in your mind. Set a timer for some amount of time, be that five, fifteen, or thirty minutes, and start writing.
Your character sets out to climb a mountain, and finds a different sort of adventure instead. What happens?
Write about a time when you overcame a great obstacle. What was the secret of your success?
Write a guide to the best hikes in your area.
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