Writing Prompt: What did you eat for lunch as a kid?

By Marilyn Friedman

How is it May already? Spring is zipping by as quickly as a Mazarati

This Thursday at Writing Pad, we’re very excited to offer another section of Victor Levin’s (“Mad About You,” “Win A Date With Tad Hamilton”) very popular Trouble and Rapture: Crafting The Studio Rom Com class. If you want to learn how to write realistic relationships and conflict, this is the class for you, even if you aren’t a screenwriter. Vic’s classes will blow your mind.

Also, next Sunday afternoon, you’ll have a chance to workshop a blog entry or concept and learn some innovative blog writing tricks in Getting to “Like”: Crafting A Compelling Blog with successful journalist Tim Grierson. In the evening, you can craft your plan for getting an agent and publishing deal in Get Your Book Published with 3 book deal Harper Collins author Derek Taylor Kent. One of the students who took Derek’s class got inquiries from 10 agents after he took the class!

Email marilyn@writingpad.com or click on the “Buy Now” links on my website to sign up before this classes are full.

Trouble and Rapture: Crafting The Studio Romantic Comedy
Getting to “Like”: Crafting A Compelling Blog
Get Your Book Published


Children’s and Young Adult Writing
From Bedtime Stories To Tales of Teenage Woe: Kids and YA Writing Pt I
From Bedtime Stories To Tales of Teenage Woe: Kids and YA Writing Pt II

Creative Writing/Multi Genre
So You Want To Be A Writer (Online and In Person)
Finishing School
Get It On The Page: A Creative Writing Workshop
Mini Writing Pad Boot Camp . . . With Dessert (Online)
And You Thought Your Family Was F@&KEd Up: Developing Compelling Characters From Real Life (Online)

Storytelling At Light Speed: The Art Of Flash Fiction
Fiction Bootcamp: Mastering The Art of The Tall Tale

Journalism, Personal Essay and Web Writing
What’s On Your Mind? Building Your Brand Through Social Media
You In 1200 Words: Writing and Publishing The Personal Essay
On The Record: Mastering The Reported Essay
Me.Com: A Copywriting Ninja Skills Workshop

Made To Order: Writing A Killer TV Spec Script
Writing The Happening Scene
Pet Project: Writing Your Dream Screenplay

Writing Prompt: Make a list of 3-5 items that you ate on a regular basis for lunch as a kid! Pick one or two and add a sensory detail to them (e.g. smell, taste, sound, touch). Now write a story, poem, or scene that includes that lunch item for 10 minutes and post the results in the blog. My childhood lunches typically consisted of peanut butter sandwiches (no Jelly), a Little Debbie Nutty Bar, and a Macintosh apple so that’s what I’ll write about.

What did you eat for lunch as a kid? Post your 10 minute write in the comments of this blog, and you could win a free class!