From the Publisher
There is a mixture of exercises ranging from opening to closing sentences, word association, and completion projects. I find that most people have the most trouble starting a project. We just don’t know where to begin a novel or paper or whatever. That being the case, there are a lot of projects to help with openings. However, just because something says it’s an opening exercise doesn’t mean it can’t be a closing one. The tricky thing about closing exercises is getting to that last sentence before your time runs out. However, they can be very interesting. Wherever you are in your exercise when time runs out, write in the sentence that’s supposed to be at the end, no matter if it makes sense or not. Some pretty funny things can happen.
If you come to a point where you’re at a comfortable end in the project and still have time left on the clock, start the project over using a different subject. Challenge yourself. Mostly, just have fun. Who knows? A five-minute exercise could turn into a NaNoWriMo project or your next bestseller. You have five-minutes to make something great and have a great time. Take advantage of it.