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Recipe for Good Writing

November 19, 2011
By lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
40 articles 5 photos 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live Life Like A Party That Never Ends

Preheat the brain’s oven to 325 degrees

Pipe a rope border around your scattered thoughts

While new ideas sizzle on the hot griddle

Allow the slushy consistency to simmer

Until it has been brought to a boil

Assemble with gingersnap nouns

Caramelize with butterscotch adjectives

Fold verbs in whipped topping

Spoon adverbs in warm vanilla

Brush with butter, noodles of laughter

Glaze under-ripe tragedies in marmalade, jelly-roll style

Invert the blueberry structure in berry blue drizzle

Garnish with a grammar frittata, and

The poem should round out nicely

The author's comments:
This recipe can be used for any kind of writing you are in the mood for. Bon apetite!

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LaceeJade GOLD said...
on Jan. 14 2012 at 6:59 pm
LaceeJade GOLD, Bucyrus, Ohio
17 articles 4 photos 136 comments

Favorite Quote:
♥ I've made mistakes in my life. i've let people take advantage of me, and i accepted way less than i deserve. But, i've learned from my bad choices, and even though there are some things i can never get back and people who will never be sorry. i'll know better next time and i wont settle for anything less than i deserve. ♥

This was so funny, if only my brain could work like that! Very creative:)

on Dec. 30 2011 at 6:28 pm
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
0 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

This is original and a breath of fresh air. It's fun and quirky with a touch of magnificence. Great job! *****

on Dec. 30 2011 at 7:53 am
Eshshah PLATINUM, Galloway, New Jersey
32 articles 31 photos 239 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep." -Robert Frost

I was laughing, I find this funny, yet refreshing, I enjoyed reading this, It is such an original idea, I like how you included food, it really is delightfully amusing, thank you for this poem I love the line "caramelize with butterscotch adjectives, I think I'll put it in my favorites!

Bambi67 SILVER said...
on Dec. 30 2011 at 12:14 am
Bambi67 SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
9 articles 1 photo 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
remember that the future comes one day at a time.
Dean Acheson

sounds good!

on Dec. 27 2011 at 6:29 pm
NorthernWriter, Fargo, North Dakota
0 articles 0 photos 326 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Only dead fish swim with the stream"

This is pretty neat! It should be in the magazine :) The word choice is pretty juicy and makes me hungry!