Sweet and Savory Tips for the Writing Life
by Amy Wallen; Emil Wilson
The author and illustrator of this book work very well together. Both the tone and graphics feel light and breezy, and the author writes with humor about writing and publishing…oh, and about pies. Early on she notes that both activities require just three ingredients, these are idea, ink and paper or flour, liquid and fat. Sounds easy? Well, not exactly and not always. Still, both are activities worth pursuing for those who are interested. It is simply that practice is required.
Around the humor, there is a lot of useful information in these pages. Much is said about the writing process. There are also some good looking recipes.
Also a word on the graphics. I loved an early one called Famous Artists and Their Pies. Featured were those by Hemingway, Austen and others. It was funny and clever. I smiled at another one set up like a board game that was entitled So You Think You’re Finished with Your Novel game.
This book would make a great gift for any aspiring writer, even if you are that person.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 18 October 2022