2020 Writing Exercise Series #242: Ekphrastic Foggier 14

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.

Ekphrastic Foggier 14
For today, we're going to write a poem or prose piece inspired by another piece of art, or an ekphrastic piece. The piece of art in question is this digital art piece titled "The Mechanic" by artist Caleb Worcester. Also check out his merch at Redbubble if you dig his style.

No handholding today. You have the lighthouse with the glowing door, the man seemingly walking on water, the door extending into the water, no light from the beacon itself... You tell us, in the world of your piece, you're the one in charge. 

If you'd like background writing music, try this "Endless Sunday" lofi playlist on this monday, and just pretend it's still the weekend.