Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Baking a Book with Un-Imaginary Friends.

One thing book authors have in common is: They didn’t do it alone.

Most people think of writers as being loners, which is partly true. We sit alone exploring our thoughts, until we dream up imaginary friends (characters) and create situations to dip them into. We carefully choose just the right ingredients we need for our fabulous adventure, romance, tragedy, or mystery, and then write our creative little hearts out. Soon, with pencil to paper, or fingers to keyboard, we discover we’ve produced a story!

But wait! That’s just the first draft, or the batter, so-to-speak. Now it’s time to mix in our un-imaginary friends—beta readers, critique partners, and editors. This is when the story is stirred, beaten, and baked into a delicious book

Thank you to my un-imaginary friends. You know who you are. :)


Kitchen Belleicious said...

Love the comparison between baking and writing! So true and people don't realize it. I can't wait for everyone to start reading more and more of your delicious books and recipes so to speak:)

J.M. Powers said...

This has to be the most imaginative and creative blog about writing I have read. Love it!

Julie Musil said...

This is SO true! It's amazing how another set of eyes on a project can make such a huge difference.

Rain Chapman said...

Can I get an Amen? lol Great post with a very accurate comparison. Thanks for sharing.

J.M. Powers said...

ohh I want all of those books! I also am attracted to books by their covers. Whoever said don't judge a book by its cover is wrong. :)


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