The Book "Writing the Natural Way" by Gabrielle Ricco, taught me a writing technique that has greatly improved my writings. her technique involved first making a diagram that clustered free associated items around a central theme; and then spendign up to 8 minutes writing a vignette. Part of teh process was to keep adding items to the cluser diagram until there was s feeling that one had inspiration of what to write. That set off teh wiriing of the vignete. And the last sentence of teh vignette needed to tie back to the first sentence of it.
Here are some of the diagrams and evoked vignettes written as a result.