Being a writer is a funny business. Like most people we have our quirks, such as certain places we like to work, favorite pens, special pieces of writing music or motivational sayings posted on our walls.
What about when it comes to food?
Me, I’m an avid foodie. It’s more then just fuel, it’s brain food, an opportunity to understand flavors and to develop interesting prose for my books.
Are there foods that you love to have at hand while you write? Tear and share yours with us in the comments below.
So, without further ado, here are my top 5 writing foods.
Breakfast for dinner
It’s always a winner (see what I did there?). Yep nothing is better than a plate of scrambled eggs, toast and bacon for your evening meal. Talk about turning your day upside down and having a little Mad Hatter style fun while you are at it. Just like your writing sometimes it is great to try new things and mix up your routine. But don’t take my word for it, why not try baked eggs, pancakes or cereal? Yum!
Ahhh my sweet dark mistress. Once I met someone once who didn’t like chocolate. I spent 20 minuets trying to get to the bottom of their strange condition and we ended up in a Dr Phil confession session talking about all the foods we didn’t like. It made me realise that not everyone’s taste buds are geared in the same way and our characters are no different. Help your stand out of the crowd, give them likes and dislike and food quirks. Good characterization is all about what makes them individual and interesting.
Chips, pretzels & popcorn
Savory or sweet this is a treat you cannot beat. (Geez, I need a snack.) This is perfect snack food for when your writer friends come over. Added bonus, it’s easy to shovel a handful of this delicious combo into your gob and then test how many words you can type per minuet or do a writing race with your friends.
I know what you are thinking. Ewww. But actually green juice is YUMMY! I find that sometimes I get into a writing funk. The words won’t flow, my characters are flat and nothing feels right. Well a quick boost of celery, mint, coriander, ginger, green apple and lime sets me straight again. I’m not sure if it is the boost in vitamins or just taking time to do something good for my body but a green hit is all I need to get back on the writing bandwagon.
Legend says that the Earl of Sandwich liked to play cards. In fact he like playing cards so much that he didn’t want to stop eat so he invented the modern sandwich as a convenient way to multitask. Perfect for the writer on the go and endless combinations at your finger tips, what more could you want?
Have you got the perfect writing food? Share it with us below in the comments.