I'm taking part in Holly Sinclair's Foodie Blog Hop! Holly is the author of numerous cookbooks including Afternoon Coffee and Crepes, Snack Attack, and other delicious titles.
What does food have to do with writing?
1) Writers need food. From snacks to meals, food provides energy and keeps those creative juices flowing. No food = a grouchy or unproductive writer.
2) Food offers non fiction writing ideas. Submission potential ranges from recipes to articles on regional dishes or the history of food, to essays on the connection between food and one's social life, and so on. Kids, teens, adults - food has universal reader appeal.
3) Characters eat and interact with food. Whether a brief meal on the run or as key scenes in the plot, food plays a role in fiction. A book I read recently included a character who works through her problems while kneading bread dough.
4) Food fosters fellowship and fun. What writer doesn't need an occasional break from the routine? Dining at home or out with family or friends offers refreshment, and not just the nutritional kind. Writing is a solitary business and a little interaction can help boost one's mood, worldview, and perspective.
Hop over and see Holly - she'd love to see you!
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Can you think of other ways food and writing are related? Do you snack when you write?