Exercises that are abstract are my favorite.
I’ve found (for myself) that exercises that work a muscle but aren’t used in scene works allows for fuller exploration. Instead of getting stuck in a pattern of scene or a specific character, I’m able to develop without bad habits forming.
Today, sit outside for ten minutes and try and see how many sounds you can hear.
- What are the ones that catch your attention?
- Did you find yourself bored?
- Were you breathing?