Food 4Thought

ramblings from a food writer & former professional chef


silvern voices

The Meaning of Life, Sorta

The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift away. --David Viscott,¬†American psychiatrist & author After my last post, in which I mused... Continue Reading →

Silvern Voices, revisited

Back in November 2014, I started a novel based on an idea I'd been nursing along since the previous spring. After a long break, I'm revisiting Silvern Voices and will post excerpts here and there as I write. How a... Continue Reading →

Putting the “NO” in “NANOWRIMO”

I started out the month with a lofty goal--to take part in National Novel Writing Month and to put at least 50K words out by December 1. In conjunction, I would also take on NaBloWriMo, and post to this blog... Continue Reading →

Here's the menu, as the picture is not that clear: Small Plates & Bowls Snow Crab Bisque 12 Curried Split Pea Soup with Coconut Milk 9 Breads & Spreads: Smoked Capelin Pate/Seal Rillettes/Rabbit Compote 15 Beet Carpaccio 10 Warm Mushroom... Continue Reading →

Silvern Voices-Excerpt 3

Plugging away at this despite the fact I'm starting to scare myself. Why couldn't I have come up with workable premise for a novel about cupcakes? This is a very short passage that marks a transition from intangible to concrete.... Continue Reading →

Silvern Voices-excerpt #2

This scene happens within in the first couple of chapters, when the staff can still believe their imaginations are running away with them. This particular incident is based on one that happened to me (Moira is fictional, her experience in... Continue Reading →

Silvern Voices-Opening Scene

Yesterday's writer's block had vapourized by this morning. Finally unlocked by focusing on something completely different, in this case an updated smartphone, the words have been running all day. So much so that instead of getting off the novel train... Continue Reading →

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