Sometimes a writing warm-up can even lead to an idea for a whole new story, a new character, or an entirely new world. Sometimes, it can be an exploration to a new style - something that is challenging to you, or something that you've never done before. Other times, a writing warm-up can be as comfortable and inviting as your favorite sweater on a chilly day. They can be an exploration based on a image, or simply running down a mental rabbit hole.
Whatever they are and whatever form they take, they should always be:
- Preparation for the actual writing