2021 Writing Exercise Series #200: 'Wedding' Multi-Prompt 9—DOUBLED UP!

The 2021 Writing Series is a series of daily writing exercises for both prose writers and poets to keep their 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.

This is not a standard writing session. This is pure production—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 it, you will be able to complete all of the exercises in under 30 minutes.

'Wedding' Multi-Prompt 9—DOUBLED UP!
For today's writing exercise you actually have 4 choices! In the spirit of a wedding needing "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue." The first offered prompt is one from Notebooking Daily's past, the second is a brand new prompt for the day of one prompt theme or another, the third prompt is a 'borrowed' prompt from one of Sparked's 'Prompting Partners', and the fourth prompt is a wildcard riffing on the idea of 'Something Blue'. Take a look and dive in! First thought, best thought for these prompts.

In honor of being our 200th prompt of the year, this multi-prompt is even more multi-er! A double dose from each category to give you an overwhelming number of prompts. But don't be overwhelmed. Do a couple of them.

Something Old: 1) Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise July 6, 2015 (Five Random Constraints) (Published on Notebooking Daily on 7/6/15 this day has five constraints—for instance, the first is "1) Your title must be four words long and not include an E.").
2) Fall Writing Exercise Series #94: 3x5x10+ Wordbank 15 (Published on Notebooking Daily on 12/4/19)

Something New: 1) Six Word Shootout (include these words in a piece): Floored, Sword, Gourd, Backboard, Ford, Ignored
2) Anaphora Files: Use the following phrase to begin at least 4 sentences in your piece: "From the edges". 

Something Borrowed: 1) 3Elements Literary Magazine ISSUE NO. 14 SPRING 2017 (include the following three things: Husk, Echo, Quell). Reminder, this piece can be sent to Sparked Lit Mag! It doesn't have to have been written when the issue was currently reading.
2) Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge July 2016Reminder, this piece can be sent to Sparked Lit Mag! It doesn't have to have been written when the issue was currently reading.

Something Blue: 1) Write a piece in which someone roams the streets of Santorini with their famous blue roofs and white walls.

2) Write a piece where a blue jay catches the eye of someone doing something that they know they will regret.


If you'd like some background music to write to, try this "Breeze" Lofi mix.