Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Writing: Inspired by Eating Style

Just as I sat down at the computer to dream up a post on what inspires me, the TV in the other room blared: inspired by food.  Yeah, okay, I can take a message even when the universe delivers via the boob tube.

But as I started to think about how food inspires me, I realized it’s not only what people eat, but how.  Everyone has a style that reveals or hides his or her personality and backstory.  We change our style of eating with situations, who we are with and where.  Eating is so visible and unavoidable it makes hiding innate quirks almost impossible, even the act of trying to hide or eat in an accustomed style reveals discomfort . . .  Read the rest at my sister blog   Five Curiosities   


  1. Very cool way to look at that. I hadn't thought of that but it opens up lots of possibilities for exposing a character without giving it away.

  2. It's fun too! And can involve a bunch of different senses.