Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Feeling Yammy?

Let's have some fun today! I have no idea where this is going to go, so let's jump on board the crazy wagon and hold on tight!

What one Thanksgiving dish best describes your writing/reading style? This can pertain to the sort of things you write or read, or the manner in which you write or read.

For example, I would be an upside down turkey (I cook my turkey upside down so the breast cooks in the yummy juices; makes for a really juicy turkey): the staple of the meal, very traditional, but with a twist no one saw coming. I suppose this describes the sort of things I like to read: good writing, solid structure, but a twist on the norm that makes everything that much better.

Happy eating!


Ru said...

Yams with marshmallows and pecans. I love books that get unexpectedly sweet or crunchy (is crunchy a good metaphor for funny?) in little bursts.

Unknown said...

Excellent post idea.

I'd have to say my writing style/genre would be similar to yours actually. I love twists, and I try to incorporate them into my storytelling as much as possible.

But since you've already used that, I'll pick something else. The flash fiction stories I love to write most resemble a carrot cake, which incidentally is my favorite dessert. I chose a carrot cake because on the outside, you have a simple and clean design: white frosting, maybe garnished with pecans, but nothing too fancy (absolutely NO candy carrots - gross). But once you cut into it, you find the rich layers of cake and can see there's much more going on than the frosting disclosed. I love dissecting stories for symbolism and double-meanings, so I love trying my hand at writing stories that can be interpreted in more than one way.

Kristine Asselin said...

Ok, I'll give it a whirl. I'm going to say Lemon Meringue pie. Sweet and simple on the surface, but with layers of complexity underneath. It's what I write, and what I like to read.

L.M. Miller said...

Oh, this is difficult. Possibly mashed potatoes? They're pretty standard, but then you can start throwing all sorts of wonderful and odd things in there that make them even better. I like cranberry sauce in mashed potatoes, however, I don't know the writing equivalent for them...something unbelievably sad?

Also, upside down turkey is the only way to do it.

Renee Collins said...

Fun idea! :)

I guess I'd be cranberry sauce, because I strive for the perfect balance between dark and light, bitter and sweet. Also, I like to take familiar ideas and add a touch of the unexpected.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Rena said...

Love this.

Alright, if I had to describe my writing style as a thanksgiving dish it would definitely have to be roasted split turkey. On the outside, it's pretty normal, roasted turkey, but it cooks fast, tastes great and has some fantastic moments of comedy (like how do you cut a twenty-four pound turkey in half when the only functional knife in the house is a steak knife?) Yup, that's me.

Oh, and my security word: Bakin
Happy Thanksgiving.

Mart Ramirez said...

How funny I cook my turkey the same way.

Years and years ago I had a client who mentioned to me that she was watching Beverly Hills 90210 and they cooked the turkey this way and ever since she told me, I have too:)

Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!

-Jo- said...

It's all about the stuffing. Turkey is a vehicle for cooking stuffing, so I'll go out on a limb and say that a good story is a vehicle to the fun stuff. Humor, hidden agendas, the lines people quote to each other after the story is over . . . that's the good stuffing, right there.

Katy Upperman said...

Love this idea, Vickie!

Okay... I think I'd be sweet potato casserole. Not only is that my favorite Thanksgiving dish, but I think it represents the books I like to read AND the way I strive to write: layered, smooth, sweet, and rich.

Happy Thanksgiving, Vickie!

S. D. Grimm said...

Cheesy potato casserole. (Yum!)

It takes the perfect balance of ingredients (cheese, potatoes, sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, etc) and blends them to create a tangy, savory and satisfying dish.

I strive, in my writing, to make my characters, plot, style and setting blend together for a tangy (surprising), savory (emotionally connecting) and satisfying story.