Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Writing Prompt: Eating Sushi

Before getting into the prompt, I wanted to get to know everyone better. If you're feeling up to it, would you comment and tell me what your interests/hobbies are, what you write/read, and where you're from? (I don't want specifics on location. :-))

Me: I like biking, hiking, camping, painting, playing the viola and piano, teaching, and my husband. :-) I'm from the mid-west, and I read YA literature and adult thrillers. (RIP, Michael Crichton!) I write YA fiction.

Now then. On to today's prompt. :-)

Have you ever noticed that the people who've tried sushi tend to either love or hate it? The experience is a unique one - not easily forgotten by those of us who didn't grow up eating this odd Japanese delicacy.

For today's challenge, I want you to use the different senses to describe your feelings about and the experience of eating sushi. Gear your writing toward someone who has never tried it and try to convince them to your way of thinking (to eat or not to eat).

If you've never tried it, I want you to take a side anyway and show us what you imagine it to taste like. Practice your powers of description and persuasion. :-)

Purpose:
  • The ability to accurately describe an experience using all the senses is a strength we as writers need.
  • The ability to persuade someone to side with you is a life skill handy in most any situation.

Rules:
  • You must use at least four senses.
  • Don't say whether you're for or against sushi until the end. If your readers can figure it out through your descriptions, double points for you!
  • Don't bash your readers over the head - be subtle. Remember the old saying, "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still."
Good luck! Feel free to post a link to your response in the comment section below.

4 comments:

  1. Hmm... I read anything I think may be good without regard to genre. Despite the fact that I am drawn to fantasy, much of it is crap, so I don't really read much of that anymore. It is, however, what I've been writing so far.

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