How Writing is Like Grilling Eggplant

Eggplant

Much like writing fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, grilling an eggplant takes preparation, persistence, and a careful hand. Here are some similarities which will help you enjoy both:

Prepare by removing distractions and surrounding yourself with your observation journals and research – Slice eggplant into 1/2 inch slices and salt. Let stand for 30 minutes in a colander, then rinse, and pat dry.

• Remove flowery language, unnecessary adverbs, and overused words, but use a variety of language – Season lightly with 3 T olive oil, 3 T Balsamic vinegar, a dash of oregano, basil, and thyme, a pinch of salt, and a grinding of pepper.

•  Know when to stop writing – Mind the grill and flip the slices after about 7 minutes. Grill for another 7 minutes. 

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About Sandy Green

I am a poet and children's author. Visit my website at sandradgreen.webs.com
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