My Three Sentences

Corinne Rodrigues
1 min readApr 5, 2023

I came across this writing prompt in the book ‘Kicking In The Wall’ :

Write 3 sentences. They don’t have to connect. They don’t even have to make sense. Just three sentences.

The hardest part is the first three sentences. Sitting down with pen and paper and just getting those first three sentences out; I sometimes have to write my way into something knowing that the first paragraph is just preliminary, but I have to write myself in. It’s like being in a cold lake and sometimes you have to go in toe by toe. Some of you can plunge in, but not always; you have to write your way into it. And then you’re swimming. — Madeleine L’Engle

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My Three Sentences

#1 I’m actually looking forward to writing every day.

#2 Since I’ve committed to doing this exercise every day, I feel a sense of discipline about other writing that I’m doing.

#3 What a great example Ms L’Engle gave of jumping into a cold lake — little by little I’ll be all in.

It’s a joy to mark off each day of writing on my habit tracker.

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