For those of you out there who need a way to write every day, here’s a simple one. OneWord is a user-friendly site that allows you to write for 60 seconds on a one-word prompt.
I created an account, clicked the “go” button, and was faced with a blank screen and the word “wrong.” The cursor’s already in place, so all you need to do is start typing the first thing that comes to mind related to the prompt. It’s a little like word association.
Of course, like most sites out there these days, OneWord tries to have a bit of a social networking component to it. You can add people as friends, connect your profile to Facebook, start groups, invite people to your groups, and there’s a little status box that you can fill with whatever you wish.
If you need a quick jump start on your writing, OneWord is the way to go. Sixty seconds isn’t a long time, and if you’re a fast typer, you can get a fairly decent amount of words.
Try it out and let me know what you think!