2020 Writing Exercise Series #4: Three Things Together 1

The Notebooking Daily 2020 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.
Three Things Together 1
For today's writing exercise you will write a piece of poetry or prose which contains the following three things, Nice and simple.

But before you do that, read this brief description of Hallelujah Bay in Dorset England and write five separate, unconnected sentences in which Hiram Otter etches Biblical inscriptions on rocks with the bay as the backdrop. If you don't have any Biblical references in mind use a few words from one of the Ten Commandments. You don't need to use any of these sentences, but take them seriously as a warm up, and maybe you can use one.

  1. Garnet (gemstone)
  2. A Sea Slug
  3. A Kite


If you'd like some background music to write to, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no.2 op.18 - played by Anna Fedorova in Amsterdam, 2013.