Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise April 14, 2015

Daily Exercise Genre: The How-To.

About today's writing prompt genre: Today we'll work with the good old 'how-to' genre. Write a 'list poem' (or a regular poem) or a piece of prose that explains various ways or steps in how-to do something.


Today's how-to is...



How to bake cookies with your dog.



Dogs aren't traditionally thought of as helpers in the kitchen, usually more of beggars for food. Is the dog actually helpful, or an adorable/frustrating hindrance? Why is the dog 'helping' in the first place? Do you get into the actual ingredients of some sort of cookie, or are the cookies meant for the dog (like homemade dog biscuits)? I'm a sucker for the image of a golden retriever with a smudge of flour on its nose, but are you going with the 'cute' motif, or something more sinister or upsetting?

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