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Writer’s gingerbreads

2 right ideas

500 grams of world building

2 teaspoons of protagonist

2 teaspoons of antagonist

1 teaspoon of ground tragedy

1 teaspoon (about 7 heads) of mystery

1 ½  teaspoon of ground romance

¼ teaspoon of climax

3 spoonfuls of supportive characters

1 kilo of words

 250 g of theme

150 g  of point of view

15 g of grounded courage

15 g of  cooking hope


 The last two combine what is more known as leavening agent named baking powder. I usually make my own, but this can easily be replaced with about two teaspoons of encouragement.

 Heat together the world building, theme and the point of view. Important is that they are heated together in order to melt the theme into the world building, so you don’t even have it on maximum heat, it just enough to melt it. Done separately and you get a bad headache – stupid me had to try it, it is not worth the trouble. Add protagonist, antagonist, tragedy, mystery, romance and climax and let it all cool. While it is cooling, mix it through few times.

When the mixture has cooled down, add the right ideas, beaten previously to help them mix easier. Mix together the words, supportive characters, courage and hope or the encouragement. Add part of the word mixture to the world building and mix well. Keep adding, reminding that the previous has to be solved in the dough. If all is added, leave it to be for few days, then knead  it well till it looks smooth. Storage in cool place. Before baking, knead it well again.

If needed, leave little portion of the words aside for the kneading, but do not add more than said in the recipe. In that case you’ll have enough space to play with it when you start to cook it. Otherwise you’ll be left with too thick dough and cookies won’t be as good as they could be.

 Cooking takes place around 190 to 200 degrees of Celsius about 10 minutes according to the size of the novel. If you can’t bake it on the next day, keep it in cool place, covered and knead it well at least once a day.

Bon appetite and Merry Christmas!

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Today’s post is my response to the promt on Holidays, this month’s topic for the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour. Throughout the month, you can get to know twenty (or so) other writers from various genres and backgrounds and at various places in their careers.

Next stop on the tour is Tiberius Clausewitz Drusus Nero Germanicus on December 21st, 2011.


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