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)
CLASSES THAT START THIS WEEK:
•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?
•From Aphrodite To Zeus: Myth Fueled Stories
•Lights, Camera, Action: Screenwriting Boot Camp
OTHER CLASSES BY GENRE:
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!