Daily Archives: May 18, 2014

What do you know about your characters? (writing exercise #11)

As with the last writing exercise, this one is working with characters in a story you’ve already created.

Once again, I am going with my yet-to-be-published novel. In my story, I have a multiple protagonist situation going on, but there is still one primary character. Unfortunately, she is less interesting and likeable than some of the other characters, is what I’ve gotten from feedback. 

Hence, I’ve chose her for this exercise, in hopes of getting to know her better.

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Spicy meatballs

The fiance would be perfectly content if I made spaghetti and meatballs every single night – so long as the meatballs are homemade, of course.

These meatballs are adapted from AllRecipes.com here. You can also checkout meatballs with beer in them here.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1/4 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • generous dash of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • dash hot pepper sauce
  • 2 1/2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

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