Happy (belated) Halloween! Between out-of-town guests, illness, and writing classes, I completely lost track of the last week+. I spent most of yesterday in a writing workshop taught by Dianne Jacob, writing coach and author of Will Write for Food.
It was a fun class. In total, there were six students, three with food blogs (the other two bloggers were: Joel from Six by 10 Tiny Kitchen and Danielle from Bon Vivant). It was a good group. There were brownies bite and biscotti for us to enjoy, and in an interesting twist, we had to write about one of them in class. We were given ten minutes to write a draft expressing as many senses as we could. Here is what I came up with…
A brownie is a promise; a promise to the eater of one simple moment of joy. This Two-Bite Brownie wants to keep the promise. It is small so as not to overwhelm you with decadence. The crackled top holds the hope of what’s to come: a slight chewiness?… the silkiness of chocolate lingering on the tongue?
But sometimes promises are broken. As my tooth chisels through the surface, the first bite falls in one great hunk like a shard of stone from a sculptor’s chisel. The moisture is gone from this brownie… all that was left is a burning alcohol aftertaste.
Needless to say, it wasn’t my favorite brownie but the exercise was challenging and helpful. I started another draft in the workshop that I’d like to share with you as well but that one you will have to wait until it is finished.
As for November? I have plans for November. It is going to be all about writing, exercise,… and pie. How is that for random?