Guest Post: Mixing Food Into Fiction by Author Katharine Britton

food in fictionGosh, it’s been a while! A holiday and a getaway got in the way, but really, they didn’t. Stepping aside makes it better when you come back. And, can’t write if you don’t live life, right? And food is part of living…so…today author Katharine Britton talks about food in fiction! Coming off the spring religious holiday season, we’re all probably a little bit stuffed (matzah pizza will do that to ya) but it’s a good time to think about how we use food in our writing. THE GLASS WIVES readers told me they came away hungry. In FINDING IZZY LANE I incorporate much less “real” food, but the main character, Izzy, has a lot of fond food memories. I’d like use Michigan as a setting in a novel so I collected some menus and magazines on a writer-getaway there last week. Oh, yes, and there was wine tasting of Michigan wines. That was TOTALLY research. Yep. 

Share some of your ideas and thoughts in the comments and—please welcome our friend Katharine Britton back to WFW!  (And be sure to check out the trailers for Katharine’s books at the end of the post–maybe grab a snack first!) 

Amy xo

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Guest Post: Author Katharine Britton Shares How Writing A Novel Is Like Growing A Garden

little islandI don’t have a green thumb. I wish I did. I always say I’m a May-June gardener, and I mean—in the same year. I start planting things in May and by June I’ve forgotten to water and tend them.

Good thing I’m more responsible with my writing (and my—whew—well-tended and pretty-much-grown children).

Today, author Katharine Britton shares her thoughts on writing, and gardening, and gardening and writing. Katharine eloquently takes the seeds of her idea and many great points grow—about planting and waiting and tending and sometimes, forgetting. And then, going back.

Please welcome Katharine Britton to Women’s Fiction Writers!

Amy xo

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