Fall Writing Exercise Series #50: Three Things and a Random Title 02

The Notebooking Daily Fall Writing Series is a daily writing exercises for both prose writers and poets to keep your creative mind stretched and ready to go—fresh for your other writing endeavors. The writing prompts take the impetus—that initial crystal of creation—out of your hands (for the most part) and changes your writing creation into creative problem solving. Instead of being preoccupied with the question "What do I write" you are instead pondering "How do I make this work?" And in the process you are producing new writing.

These exercises are not meant to be a standard writing session. They are meant to be productive and to keep your brain thinking about using language to solve simple or complex problems. The worst thing you can do is sit there inactive. It's like taking a 5 minute breather in the middle of a spin class—the point is to push, to produce something, however imperfect. If you don't overthink them, you will be able to complete all of the exercises in under 30 minutes.

For today's writing exercise you will write a piece of poetry or prose which contains the following three things, using a title generated by the random title generator linked below. Nice and simple. If you're not intimately familiar with these things do a little reading and see if a piece of info sticks out.

 Use this phrase/idiom generator. Get a look at the 3 things below that you must use and generate phrases 10 at a time. Add on 1-3 words if you'd like, as idioms alone make for kind of boring titles.

  1. A bus stop
  2. A bottle of sparkling water
  3. A chullo (hat)


If you'd like some background music to write to, try lo fi producer Jinsang's album Solitude.