This writer is just like a chef.
He doesn’t use just the same ingredients as everyone else:
His stock is fresher and more extensive, with a secret stash;
It includes a wider vocabulary, many special phrases,
And plenty of combinations with which to spice it up.
The writing doesn’t taste bland to the reader:
He chooses each word with thought and care,
Causing the words to flow just as he pleases;
Smoothly for the most part. Pause. Here. And. There.
He avoids common foods that often pose problems:
Declining an adverb when a precise verb will do,
Not telling the reader, if showing would be better,
But simply telling when showing would be a distraction.
Many former customers have acquired his taste:
They ask for him by name, only eat off his menu,
Follow him if he switches to a new restaurant,
And know they will love it before they even taste it.
Chris McMullen, author of A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers, Vol. 1 (formatting/publishing) and Vol. 2 (packaging/marketing)
Very nice! I like to think that anyone who puts in time and effort into their craft works this way… No need to taste or sample, as it is what it is meant to be.
Thank you. 🙂 That is a very appealing thought.
This piece is making me hungry. =/
And my blog doesn’t even smell like pepperoni. 🙂
Still doesn’t fail to make my stomach grumble. =)
That is a most delicious compliment. 🙂
This is beautiful, Chris. 🙂
Thank you. 🙂