In prompt number one, it's up to you to decide what makes Jane overcome her shyness. If Jane doesn't stir your imagination, move on until you find a prompt that does. Take ten minutes to write without stopping, stalling, or second-guessing yourself.
--Jane was shy, but she felt she had to speak up when…
--Do you believe in gut feelings, hunches, intuition, an “inner voice”?
--The cars skidded across the black ice, slamming into….
--Are you a patient person?
--“I’m never giving up,” Sally said. “I refuse to stop until….”
--Are you afraid of public speaking? (It often rates ahead of death as a fear.)
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