In this exclusive Guest Post author Adi Alsaid — of the much-acclaimed title LET’S GET LOST – shares his thoughts on writing…and cooking!
“The way I see it, writing is a lot like cooking. If you get all the right ingredients and put them together in the correct order, you’ll get something good. More or less. But no one wants to create something more or less good, and no one sets out looking to consume anything more or less good (regardless of how many $4 value meals you end up eating, that’s never anybody’s ideal meal).
Though the two crafts can undoubtedly be taught and improved upon, there’s always a certain je ne sais quoi quality to good writing and good cooking. Some sort of artistic flair that can be recognized but not necessarily identified. It’d be easy to say some people are born with it and some aren’t, but I don’t think that’s the case.
I think good writers, like good cooks, figure out a way to put themselves in their creations. To make their stories and their dishes personable, not necessarily original. It happens through practice or talent or flat-out patience. People have been writing and cooking for a long time, and it’s pretty much impossible to come up with something no one else has done before. But make a story or a dish your own, prepare it with care, with feeling, the way you’d like it to be served to you, and people will devour it.”
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