Weekly Writing Prompt

Welcome back to another writing prompt. The goal of this series is to explore what inspires us and hopefully help create a sustainable writing practice in the process.

For our writing prompt this week I want you to write a recipe. This recipe can be for anything you like. Maybe it's for a cake, or a pasta dish based on your last trip to Italy. Maybe it's instructions for building a city or creating a bear. The important thing when writing this is to think of the structure of a recipe. Pull out a cookbook or visit a recipe website to see the form.

It usually goes a little something like this:

Time from start to finish
Number of servings

Ingredient List

Special Tools

Step-by-step instructions.

How does giving your piece a structure open up the possibilities of creativity? Sometimes entering a piece by dictating a form helps you take an idea off the ground.