Writing Prompt: Culinary Disasters and Triumphs

By Marilyn Friedman
Writing Pad’s scrumptious class offerings will tantalize your taste buds and your imagination this winter.  For instance, on Sat. Mar. 3rd, we will be having  Literary Feast: Writing A Culinary Masterpiece with successful food writer, Carol Penn-Romine, I have created a special writing prompt in honor of this class below. If you have ever dreamed of writing a food based memoir, a recipe book, or a food review, this is the class for you!  Picture it: you are hopping from one decadent restaurant to another, scribbling notes about the tasty short ribs and gran marnier creme brulee you are sampling.  Lucky you, your meal is paid for the newspaper or magazine that you are writing reviews for.  Make this dream a reality this Thursday!  Also, you can check out some of our other irresistible classes below.

Writing The Story Worthy Life: Memorable Memoirs (Fri., Feb. 3)

From Bedtime Stories To Tales of Teenage Woe: Writing For Kids and Young Adults Pt I
From Bedtime Stories To Tales of Teenage Woe: Writing For Kids and Young Adults Pt III
So You Want To Be A Writer?
Finishing School
From Aphrodite To Zeus: Myth Fueled Stories
Lights, Camera, Action: Screenwriting Boot Camp 


Fiction, Memoir, Romance
Storytelling at Light Speed: The Art of Flash Fiction
I Love You Silly: Crafting The Perfect Romance Novel
Memorable Memoir: Make Your True Tales Thrilling

Journalism, Personal Essay and Web Writing
Literary Feast: Writing A Culinary Masterpiece
Blogger’s Paradise: Creating Irresistible Content
You in 1200 Words: Writing and Publishing The Personal Essay

Playwriting and Writing For Actors
Ex’s, Bosses, and Crazy Relatives: Creating Characters For The Stage
It’s All About You: A One-Person Show Workshop
From The Page To The Stage: Finish That One-Person Show

Meet Me Now, Squeeze Me Later: Crafting the Studio Romantic Comedy
Work The Room: Mastering The Power of The Pitch

Writing Prompt: Make a list of the 3 worst (or best) things that your Mom cooked when you were a child.  Pick one and add a sensory detail to it (smell, taste, sound, touch) and write for 10 minutes about it.  Then, post your writing in the comments of this blog for the chance to win a free writing class. My mother is an amazing cook, but her spaghetti and meatballs resembled stuffed cabbages or sweet and sour chicken–too sweet and oily to eat.  This week, I will be writing about her pasta horror show.

What is the worst or best thing your Mom cooked for you when you were a kid?  Post your 10 minute write in the comments of this blog, and you could win a free class!

  1. Emma
  2. Mae