Friday, August 16, 2013

Go Teen Writers Virtual Writing Retreat - Friday Dinner Giveaway!

by Stephanie Morrill

Stephanie writes young adult contemporary novels and is the creator of GoTeenWriters.com. Her novels include The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series (Revell) and The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet (Playlist). You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and check out samples of her work on her author website.


It's nearly the end of our first day! When Roseanna White and I went on a writing retreat last spring, this was the time of day that our stomach's started growling and we had to step away from our stories for enough time to refuel.

Our discussion question for the evening meal is what is your main character's favorite food? 

Our giveaway tonight is a contemporary young adult fiction prize pack - The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet by me and the beautiful debut, Running Lean, by Diana L. Sharples. (This giveaway is for U.S. residents only. Many thanks to Blink for donating books to our retreat!)




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57 comments:

  1. My MC's favorite food is a green salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing :)

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  2. MC fav food is.... Dreamed Chicken. I'm sorry, I meant CREAMED Chicken.


    TW

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  3. Her favourite food? Hrmmmmmm...I can't believe I didn't know this. I'll say pizza. She used to like pasta, but now she's absolutely sick of it, because of what happens to her during the course of the novel...

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  4. I really need to figure this out about my characters... Elric likes simple dishes, like fruit, and sandwiches. :)

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  5. I'm not really sure what she would like, since I spent most of today creating her. I'm going to guess and say something sophisticated. Maybe a gouda strata, or Greek salad...

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  6. She loves anything that doesn't eat her first!

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  7. Oh my. . .I don't know my main character's food. Uh-oh! But my second most important character's favorite food is peaches :)

    It's 4:35 PM over here in WA State, and I've been officially part of the GTW Writing Retreat since about 1 PM my time. So far, I'm 2,307 words toward my goal of 10,000 this weekend, and just passed a scene I've been wanting to write for months! Yahoooooooooooooooooo! So excited :)

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  8. My new critique partner and I have already begun critiquing! Well, she's been critiquing my stuff anyway...so this weekend is already a success in my book. :)

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  9. I hardly ever know my characters favorite foods. Though all of them universally like coffee XD I think they get that from me.

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  10. I've never really thought about this main character's favorite food. Something new to brainstorm! Fun!

    I do believe she just told me her favorite is pancakes. And she likes her coffee black.

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  11. My main character is a cheeze it girl, just like me. I'm a little obsessed. lol.

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  12. Well my main character, Matt, loves bacon and fish. He can't get enough of it. XD

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  13. I'm currently between failed WIPs right now, and I never thought of this before... but here goes...
    Emmanuel - Fresh simple bread. Reminds him of the poverty days before his pampered life.
    Jayne - Her mom's casserole. #Mamasgirl
    Avery - Pudding. Makes her think of her baby girl.

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  14. My MCs favorite food is a Ceaser Salad. ;-)

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  15. My character's favourite food is a cherry Madeira cake with whipped cream and Earl Grey tea.

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  16. Hmmmm. I don't even know what my character favorite food. (I haven't fleshed out my fantasy world yet.)

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  17. Hmmm... chocolate. Does that count? lol

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  18. My character's favorite food is well-done steak, mashed potatoes (or, things like potatoes) and alfredo noodles.

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  19. That's easy! Drake favorite food is black licorice!

    ~Robyn Hoode

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  20. My MC's favorite foods... hamburgers, fries, and a milkshake. Yup, he's a pretty easygoing guy. :)

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  21. My main character LOVES oreo cookies dipped in milk. She's obsessive about it! :)

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  22. My main character loves smoothies and omelets. She's an athlete. Lol. Gotta have that protein...

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  23. Hmm. Pansy would probably tend to like breakfasty foods, like toast with butter and honey.

    Hayden's is easy. Though he has access to all kinds of fancy foods, what he likes best is a bowl of hot stew and fresh bread to go with it- not loaf bread, more like dinner roll type things.

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  24. Finished day 1 of the Go Teen Writers Writing Retreat! I have to say that if you had not hosted this, I would not have gotten this far for a very, very long time. Thank you! Here are my stats:

    Weekend goal: 10,000 words
    Today's goal: 3,000 words at least
    Today's word count: 3,030
    Words to go on Saturday and Sunday: 6,970

    Whew! It was hard, but I did it! I have a higher word goal for tomorrow. Hopefully I can manage that one, too!

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  25. Hmm... does vanilla ice cream count? Also this isn't exactly a food but my MC loves drinking tea!

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  26. Hmmm.... my characters don't really have much access to foods other than the basics provided. Too bad there's a controlling dictatorship.

    For my NaNo novel, my MC used to love pepperoni pizza, but now she loves really spicy food, like Indian curries.

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  27. Tierney (or Anastasia Inkyfingers-take your pick)August 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    Awesome! This retreat is awesome already! Woohoo!

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  28. My story is set at a fair, and my MC becomes enamored with fried Oreos (which I've never tried)!

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  29. One of my main characters favorite foods is fried chicken with dumplings. :)

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  30. Othniel says goat.
    ...
    And now he's laughing because Malok threw a dirt clod at him for it.

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  31. Hmm... she really likes chocolate chip biscuits... or spaghetti. (Which is interesting, since the guy she hates is Italian. Go figure, eh?)

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  32. My FMC's favorite food is pizza with all the goodies on it, including hot peppers- her favorite addition. :)

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  33. Mal's been drifting as long as she can remember, so she'll take whatever food she can get. That means a lot of snagged fruit and vegetables in passing, though, which is why she hates apples. Don't get me wrong, she'll eat them--she just won't be Little Miss Sunshine about it.

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  34. Sammi really likes yellow jellybeans...only the yellow ones. But as far as real, meal food goes, her favourite is anything she can eat with chopsticks, particularly stir fried rice

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  35. Hardy's favourite food is shrimp, any kind at all, as long as it's fresh from the sea.

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  36. Cannon eats sandwiches and chips all the time

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  37. I hadn't thought about my main character's favorite food until now, but as I started thinking through my story, it was easy to figure out: Pancakes. Sadie loves pancakes.

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  38. Hm. I'd guess my character's favorite food is this special kind of honey roll her friend Merimel makes :P but she really just loves anything sweet.

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  39. My mind character's favorite food is seafood. She lives far from the sea so any seafood is a treat.

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  40. Hey! :)
    What an interesting question! Meira's favorite food is an apple tart with cheese and Cayden likes meat, red meat. One of my minor characters is more creative in that she likes anything orange or yellow. <D
    Thanks so much for hosting this retreat! The meals have been great; lots of food for thought. ;P

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  41. My character Tyler's favorite food is gum. Don't tell him it doesn't count or he'll get mad ;) My character Eli loves to cook, so he likes anything he makes in his kitchen. I have more characters than that, but it would take a while to list them all with their favorite foods...:)

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  42. Cosmo hasn't really had the luxury of picking out a favorite food, because all she can remember is eating cold, soggy leftovers and TV dinners. Her family is extremely poor, you see, after her dad left her mom. But if she could eat any food she wanted, she would love a hearty lasagna (like Garfield) and chocolate-covered strawberries. :D (Now I'm hungry)!

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  43. My character Kiena's favorite food would have to be apples, or pretty much any kind of fresh fruit. She's on the road a lot so big meals aren't often an option.

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  44. Hmm...let's see, Brandon eats of a lot of McDonalds and fast-food, but he really loves his grandma's chicken pot pie. Mmmmmm!

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  45. Well, my character is living in really hard times, so she doesn't get to eat her favorite food a lot, but I think it would be something that reminded her if be something fresh, something that reminded her of better times. Maybe fruit.

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  46. Strawberries is my character's favorite :) But, of course she never get to eat them...she can't really do that in the desert.

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  47. My character loves croissants!!

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  48. Hey! And my characters favorite food is Venison!

    Layla.

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  49. Sullivan is a vampire...so...eh hem. yeah.

    But Keir (from a whole different novel) loves a Meat Pasty. He's very much a meat and potatoes man, and even then, he'll only eat potatoes if forced.

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  50. My MC's favourite food is pomegranate. But I haven't spoken to her for a while, so it might have changed. :D

    ~Koren

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