Writing Prompt: Motherly Talents

By Marilyn Friedman

How is it May already? Don’t let Spring pass you by without treating yourself to a class at Writing Pad! Starting this Saturday, I am teaching a new round of So You Want To Be A Writer and Finishing School with all new writing exercises.  Let me help you get your writing practice on track. I’ll motivate you to finish a chunk of that literary masterpiece you’ve been dreaming about. You’ll learn many new things about writing craft while having fun! It’s a great class with a lot of bells and whistles designed to keep your fingers tapping on that keyboard or scribbling in that notebook.

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Writing The Happening Scene
Fiction Bootcamp: Mastering The Art of The Tall Tale


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
Get It On The Page: A Creative Writing Workshop
So You Want To Be A Writer/Finishing School
The Odd Couple: Creating Characters That Write Themselves*

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

Do It Yourself: Get Your eBook Published

Writing For Actors
It’s All About You: A One-Person Show Workshop

Pet Project: Writing Your Dream Screenplay

Writing Prompt: This writing prompt is in honor of Mother’s Day. Make a list of 3 specific things that your Mom (or your fictional character’s Mom) can do better than anyone else (e.g. make the fluffiest pancakes, pick fights with your significant other about politics, raise your blood pressure with questions about when you are getting married, get stains out of tablecloths, rock a beehive hairdo). Pick one and jot down one sensory detail that you associate with your mother (e.g. smell, taste, sound, touch). Now write for 10 minutes about that one thing your Mom does well. Make sure to include the sensory detail. Then post the results in the comments of this blog. My Mom has a strange talent for tying the tightest knots with plastic bags so that’s what I’ll write about.

What does your Mom do better than anyone else? Post your 10 minute write in the comments of this blog, and you could win a free class!

  1. Jesse N.