On Writing Hungry

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I like to taste my words, so I tend to write on an empty stomach.
Not to the point of being famished because then I’ll eat the first word I conjure. But just hungry enough where the right word will ignite my salivary glands; and the wrong word will have me spitting it up like poison.

Few things are more divine than satiating my hunger
with a feast of perfectly prepared words:

Thickly cut nouns dressed with barely steamed adjectives
and held together by a savory verb reduction
that if done right will not require any salty adverbs.

What are your writing rituals and habits?
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2 thoughts on “On Writing Hungry

  1. What’s an example of a barely steamed adjective? Now I have to know . . . (For some reason I’m imagining asparagus.)

    1. I had Brussels sprouts in mind, layer upon layer of leafy goodness. But I can see why asparagus captured your imagination. The added bonus of asparagus is you’re reminded of its potency upon bodily release.

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