Thursday, August 18, 2011
Creative Writing Prompts: Let's Make a Sandwich!
The fun-write below is for everyone. After your fun-write, pick an exercises below from today's writing prompts.
PLEASE post your invented sandwich in the comments below. I'd love to read about them.
FUN-WRITE: Invent a sandwich, a silly or serious, one-of-a-kind sandwich. Justify why you choose it to be what it is. Give it a name. Make it fun, make it original.
1. Essay prompt: Think of sandwiches you've enjoyed throughout your life. They could be from your home, someone else's home, a cafe, camp, anywhere.
Make a list of 5 to 7 sandwiches.
Then pick one.
Free-write for a minimum of 5 minutes about the connection you have to that place, time, etc. associated with the sandwich. Is that memory really about the sandwich? Probably not. Go there.
2. Fiction Prompt: From your fun-write, invent a character that would eat the sandwich you created. Write a scene where the character either makes the sandwich or orders the sandwich. Show how the character either enjoys it or not. Give it a minimum of 5 minutes.
3. Poetry: Write an ode to you favorite sandwich in 20 lines or less.