I’m a food lover. I like to cook it, smell it, and eat it. And in a way, I think writing and books are a lot like food. Okay, so before you dismiss me off as a food nut, keep reading and tell me what you think.
The Three Course Meal:
Appetizer (beginning)- This tantalizes you, wets your palette. A good book will do just that. Main Dish (middle)- Here you are served the ‘meat’ of the meal. It should fill you up and satisfy. Loaded up on flavor to entice your appetite all the way to the end. Dessert (the end)- A finish with a sweet flair (or bittersweet, if having coffee). Lean back and savor.
Are you still with me? I’m going to take this one step further. Every story has its own flavor, whether it’s spicy with a kick or creamy and rich. And if you’re like me, you have particular favorites (chocolate please!).
Some examples of recent books I’ve read and how they relate to food: Just One Wish by Janette Raillson- Ice Mocha (a caffeinated type of MC, but with a bittersweet ending)
Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard- Traditional English breakfast, complete with Earl Grey Tea.