Mar 16, 2013

Character Recipes

By Cindy R. Williams
My son did a “People Recipe” project in his 7th grade Creative Writing Class. What a fun way to hone the features of your characters.
Take information learned from interviewing your character. (Yes, sit back and talk to your character.) Create a fresh, fun recipe about him/her/it. Remember to use recipe-type words, but make your ingredients original and have them differ from the examples listed below.

Questions to ask your chracter:
                Full name and nickname if applicable
                Three physical qualities
                Include three other facts
                A flaw, bad habit or bad quality
                My ask about likes and dislikes, fears and ambitions
                End recipe with a two sentence set of directions

Chase Spaghetti
Serves 4 people

Two green eyes
Add some glasses
A bushel of blond hair
An ounce of hair gel
Several yards of light colored skin
Add a pinch of a shy personality
A spoonful of knowledge
A nightlight
A basketball
And a pair of running shoes
Mix all but hair gel in large bowl and heat over stove. Stir constantly with a large spoon for eight minutes. Pour hair gel in the pot and mix well. Dump into strainer until liquid is drained. Enjoy!

Caitlin Cake

1 head of shoulder length light brown hair
A pair of expressive blue eyes
One small gum-chewing metal mouth
A generous love of traveling
A dash of interest in the ocean
3 cups of books to read
Combine evenly and sprinkle with family and friends. Bake for 30 minutes at 325 degrees and serve with mint-chocolate chip ice cream.

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