Writing Prompt: Best Thing About Childhood

By Marilyn Friedman and Kelly Smith

This weekend at the Pad, we’re getting down to business! Literary agents Elise Capron of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency and Jennifer Rofe of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency will be teaching How To Hook An Agent. If you have a novel, collection of short stories, memoir, children’s book, middle grade, or YA book that you are dreaming of getting published, you should sign up. You’ll get feedback on your pages, find out how to avoid the slush pile, and build a relationship with an agent who could end up representing you!

Also on Sunday, publicist Jenna Britton will show us how to take our blogs to the next level and draw customers or agents to our doorsteps in IAMAWESOME.WORDPRESS.COM. This class will include workshopping of a blog post or concept so take advantage of Jenna’s expertise while you can.

Click on the links below to sign up or email marilyn@writingpad.com or call 323-333-2954. And check out the last writing prompt for the June/July contest down below. We hope to see you soon!

*Note: classes with an asterix will be held at our Westside location in Culver City.
Classes Starting This Week/Next Week

Journalism, Personal Essay and Web Writing

Writing Prompt:

Make a list of 5 things that made childhood bearable for you (or your fictional character).  For instance, remember how fun it was to be the first to claim the loose change under your grandfather’s chair, the tasty sugary cereal that your aunt fed you (Apple Jacks, anyone?) or the time you soaked your little brother with that water ballon? Pick one. Now add a sensory detail to it (smell, taste, sound, touch, sight). Now write for 10 minutes about this thing that made being a kid awesome, including the sensory detail, and post the results in the comments of this blog!
For instance, Kelly is going to write about that time she went into the living room, flipped on the record player and had a dance party with her Strawberry Shortcake album.  She thought that she was so cool. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Write about something that made you love being a kid! If you post your 10 minute write in the comments of this blog, you could win a free class!