Since the earliest days of Dish by Dish, I’ve admired Shanna’s work on her blog, Food Loves Writing, as well as her heart-warming book “Written Together“, through which she brings us on a journey showing how cooking’s like love, and how she and her husband Tim started off as food blog friends and finally ended up walking down the wedding aisle together.
Amongst the other few blogs that I consistently read, Shanna’s heartfelt prose, honest-to-goodness sincerity about life and her take on real food, is the kind that instantly draws you in. There’s no room for pretense, only humble thoughts about the situations we live in and authentic, friendly chats, which make you feel like you’ve known her forever.
So you can imagine that I’m sooo thrilled to be guest posting at Food Loves Writing about the joy of writing!
There, I talk about how I started writing, and why I write. Here’s a quote from the post –
“So every time I’m amazed by something, I write. I scribble about the warm, golden rays of sunlight that stream through my window on a bright summer morning; or the plump, blushing peaches in the farmer’s market. I journal about the emotions being stirred up inside when my job security seems uncertain; or when the future seems so blurred, and the only thing I’m sure of is the present. I put down on pen and paper the beauty of the dark, intense velvet night sky that greets me when I step out of the office, my face cold from the winter chill.
What I’m saying is that I write, because it’s a part of me; I write because I cannot imagine life without writing. I don’t write to show off writing skills or flowery vocabulary. I don’t write to meet a deadline. I write, because, more than anything, it’s the best way I can connect.”
Do me a favor will you? Head on over to Shanna’s site to read the entire post – and then explore it a little bit more because she creates such refreshing beauty with her writing and real food recipes! Trust me, you won’t regret it. Thanks so much for letting me share my thoughts on your site Shanna! Big hug, Felicia.