Sunday, January 17, 2010

Writing Prompt: Playing with Food (aka Grocery Store Diction)

A couple of us were wandering through the grocery store, looking for words on pre-packaged products that we could use to craft an inspiring message. We were looking for positive words, like Smart and Great and Stupendous. We did find Smart (Smart Food) and Great (“great recipes included inside” on a peanut butter cookie mix); we also found a whole lot of words that were unusable but funny.

So here’s the prompt. Go to the grocery store and wander down the cereal aisle, the cracker-cookie aisle, the candy aisle, and anywhere else that has pre-packaged goods. Scan the products for great words—scrumptious, hot, crunchy, cheesy, sloppy, sizzling, saucy—and then write either a humorous romance scene (or something else) using those words.

For an even more exciting experience, take a writer-friend along, and do the looking/writing/discussing aloud together. You may turn a few heads, but that’s the price you have to pay for art. :-)

We would love for you to post your scenes.


LucindaF said...

Looking forward to this one. I've never tried romance. I'm sure the grocery store will make for great material.

whirligigdaisy said...

I went to the grocery store and gathered words. Haven't written a scene yet, but I'm warning you now it will either a) make you hungry or b) be totally inappropriate for public reading. Yikes.

Sail said...

let's read it!

whirligigdaisy said...

Ah, I haven't written it yet. I just know it could be bad, very, very bad. I'm hoping to get to it soon. Maybe tomorrow.

whirligigdaisy said...

I've tried and failed at this assignment. Anyone else?

whirligigdaisy said...

My Manuscript STILL stinks.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Writers a crazy bunch of multi-personalitied people. I'm SO proud to belong!

I really LOVE your blog and how you guys write anonymously! ;) Smart... I like that.

Rebecca Carlson told me about you. I couldn't resist. I had to follow! ;)

Btw, I love writer talk in public, it makes me feel important.

~Elizabeth :)