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May 10, 2010
By IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
71 articles 20 photos 298 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous


I was going to write a novel
I made cookies instead
Cookies have very simple plots
I start out by introducing
the primary characters –
butter, sugar, vanilla –
to the setting.
Then I add conflict with salt,
thicken it up with flour,
add drama with baking powder.
Just before things start to heat up,
I throw in some chocolate chips
to complicate things
for my main characters.
Then comes a heated climax,
as hot as an oven.
After things cool down a bit
and settle into place,
that's when I take a bite
of the ooey-gooey resolution.


The author's comments:
The writing practice: I was going to ______. I _____ instead.

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on Mar. 17 2013 at 6:18 pm
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
71 articles 20 photos 298 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

Thank you! :)

on Mar. 17 2013 at 6:17 pm
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
71 articles 20 photos 298 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

Yeah I guess it's pretty unconventional, aha. Thanks :)

on Mar. 17 2013 at 6:16 pm
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
71 articles 20 photos 298 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

Aww thanks :)

on Mar. 17 2013 at 6:16 pm
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
71 articles 20 photos 298 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

Thanks! :)

on Mar. 17 2013 at 6:07 pm
pulledheartstring, San Jose, California
0 articles 0 photos 54 comments

Favorite Quote:
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. -- Mahatma Gandhi

I like this a lot. Two simple things put together, and kaboom! :D

on Mar. 17 2013 at 12:01 pm
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
13 articles 1 photo 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

Wow, I love the originality of this. Who would have thought to write about plot in terms of baking? 

alysia SILVER said...
on Mar. 17 2013 at 1:42 am
alysia SILVER, Singapore, Other
7 articles 3 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I’ll let you fall asleep on my shoulder

so I can capture your last breaths in a jar."
-Maggie R

I would never associate writing with baking. so smart! 

PaigeT GOLD said...
on Jul. 20 2012 at 11:02 am
PaigeT GOLD, West Tisbury, Massachusetts
13 articles 15 photos 15 comments
Very clever.

on Mar. 3 2011 at 7:43 pm
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
71 articles 20 photos 298 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

Thank you! :)

Meagan8118 said...
on Feb. 7 2011 at 8:23 am
Meagan8118,
0 articles 0 photos 3 comments
This poem was very witty and humorous. I enjoyed the comparrison with cookies and how the ending was taking a bite.

on Jul. 30 2010 at 12:00 pm
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
71 articles 20 photos 298 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

Thanks! Yeah, I believe I was hungry when I wrote this. :)

on Jul. 29 2010 at 2:38 am
PaolaC. PLATINUM, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
21 articles 3 photos 41 comments

I really want to bake right now.. :)

Nice practice use.



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