#FoodFictionFriday is going down in TWO days so we better be getting ready…
Here are 9 things to keep in mind as we deepen, broaden, and basically blow up conventional ideas of “food writing”.
Food is visceral, so use that to your advantage. Write about longing when you’re hungry, love when you’re satiated.
In fiction, food doesn’t have to be delicious. It can be gross or strange or simply fact. You are creating art, not selling a dish.
Challenge yourself to write outside your own experiences. Your journal is something else. This is fiction.
No need to be smart or clever or fancy. Write what comes naturally. THAT is your voice and what will shine brightest.
If you can, return to your writing after a break so you can revise it with fresh eyes.
Share your creations -- it holds you accountable, sharpens your skills, and taps you into an inspiring network of like-minded people.
Maintain a childlike curiosity and unlock your imagination by asking, “What if?”.
It doesn’t have to be perfect.
Be proud that you put in the work. Seriously.
The first assignment will be posted here and on Instagram on January 1st. Post your story on Friday with the hashtag #FoodFictionFriday. Keep on the lookout for other FFF participants and give them some love! That’s what I’ll be doing.