Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise March 24, 2015

Daily Exercise Genre: Five Random Constraints.

About today's writing prompt genre: This is an exercise to make your brain work within a confined space. There will be a few constraints pressed upon your writing, some meant to help drive narrative, some meant to slow the process of the ever-flowing feed of words that stream through the mind. To make you meditate on specific word choice not necessarily at the most important plot places, but irregularly so that even connections can dictate concern and consideration at the word-level.

Today's constraints are...

1) If you're writing a piece of prose do not indent new paragraphs, if you're writing a poem do not capitalize any proper names. Why? Because most people do it by rote, and sometimes shaking things you're never critical of can open new doors or show a slightly different perspective on the form of your piece of writing.
2) You must include the image of a paper clip fastened to a single piece of paper.
3) You must use the word "salt" at least four times.
4) You must include the phrase "wiggled from under" somewhere in your piece.
5) Do not describe the sky in any way other than "troubled" if at all.