Writing Prompt: Childhood Lunch

By Marilyn Friedman

I’m glad to see that you survived tax week. Now that you have that fat refund check in your hot, little hands (I hope) it’s time to invest in your writing dreams with terrific classes that could be tax deductible! Also, since you’re done with your returns, it’s time to spend some time writing, so check out your free prompt below and don’t forget to comment on the blog.

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!

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