Writing Challenge #15: Recipe for 2010


Happy New Year writers! Are you ready to get back to work? I can't wait for you all to take part in this month's delicious writing challenge!
This month we are going to write recipes. These aren't recipes for food! These are recipes for "success" or "happiness" or "romance" or "health" or whatever you are an expert in. We are going to write recipes to inspire other members to have a fabulous 2010.

A typical recipe includes:
A) A photo
B) An introduction (background or a preview)
B) An ingredients list
C) Step-by-step directions

Your Task:
1. Decide what your recipe will be for. (Example "success")
2. Open a new blog post on your profile page. Give it the title "Writing Challenge #15: My Recipe for a "(your choice) " 2010.
3. Write out a preview/introduction/background paragraph (a sentence or two)
3. Write out an ingredients list. (this is like an outline)
4. Write out the step by directions/instructions.
5. Come back to this blog and share a link to your blog post in the comments.

My Example Recipe:

Tara's Recipe for a "Balanced" 2010


In 2010, think of each day as a gift. When you open your gift each morning, know that you have exactly enough time to complete everything you want and need to do.

  • laughter
  • work that you love doing
  • friends
  • family
  • your passion
  • gratitude

First, carve out some time for yourself. You should have at least an hour a day to do the one thing in life that makes you tick. Second, save some time for the friends and family members who you truly love. Don't waste time with people you don't enjoy. Your social life should be filled with people who truly "get" you. Third, take your doctor's advice about laughter. It truly is the best medicine. Think about what makes you giggle like a child. Is it funny movies, YouTube videos, or talking to your best friend on the phone? Make sure to have one good belly laugh each day. Next, only work as much as you need to. When you are at work, make sure it is work you enjoy. If you don't enjoy your work, your day will seem long and tiresome. Last but not least, at the end of each day, take a moment to be grateful for your balanced life.

Here is another sample for you: Expector's Recipe for a Healthy 2010

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Tags: 2010, Tara, balance, writing-challenge, writing-challenge-15

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Comment by Sethumenon on January 25, 2010 at 5:28
yeah, certainly a balanced diet you did prescribe for a healthy life. Its better do give some more capssules every week and some nice excercises to be done by the students. wish you a good gathering here to make fruitful your sincere efforts..
Comment by Mariam on January 24, 2010 at 6:19
Comment by Suela on January 16, 2010 at 19:44
Hi, Tara!
Here is my recipe for a happy life in old age Writing challenge #15
Comment by Hanane on January 15, 2010 at 15:48
I have no recipe for this year. I am planning to live it in chaà ALLAH as it is.
I have not succeded in carrying out so many plans before, so what is the use of planning any thing else more?
Ha ha thanks
Comment by khurrum on January 15, 2010 at 4:26
hello every body i am new in this clubm want to ehance my writing skill may all of you help me
Comment by tala on January 14, 2010 at 21:42
hello my lovely teacher
thanks for giving me another challenge, of course i will do,i well come back with my new recipe soon
have a lovely days with your family
Comment by tala on January 14, 2010 at 21:38
my lovely teacher tara
thanks for giving me another challenge ,of course i well do,i will come back with my new recipe soon
have a wonderful days with your family
Comment by RITA PERETOLI on January 14, 2010 at 13:08
Hello Tara, I am just back from a month's break in the states (west virginia). Hopefully back to near normal. This challenge is indeed thought provoking, I could have several recipies. I will have to work diligently on this, careful not to go astray. Keep to my chosen topic..
Comment by Tara Benwell on January 13, 2010 at 15:59
Lynne, where is your recipe? I wish you would write one for us!

Comment by Lynne on January 12, 2010 at 22:08
More POWER to you Tara!!! ^_^

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