Summer Writing Exercise Series #9: 3x5x5 Wordbank 1

For today's writing exercise you will pick one word from each of three groups and write a sentence that includes all of the words, feel free to change tense, pluralize etc. Repeat the process four times using different words. Now write a piece of fiction or poetry that uses at least two of those sentences (or the majority of them).

Word Bank 1:

  • Escalate
  • Prove
  • Swamp
  • Ferret
  • Groom
Wordbank 2:

  • Rust
  • Error
  • Spike
  • Glove
  • Plate
Wordbank 3:

  • Peach
  • Spoon
  • Clump
  • Brisk
  • Inflate


If you'd like some background music to write to, try this lo-fi hip hop version of the soundtrack of Spirited Away by Joe Hisaishi.