Today’s guest is debut author Dana Bate. Her new book The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs is a charming, sophisticatedly funny novel that will have fans of Jennifer Weiner and foodies of all kinds begging for more–it’s Julia Child meets Emily Giffin! Released this month by Hyperion, The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs is fresh women’s fiction with a twist on the culinary love story and is receiving much critical praise from the likes of Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly. Even the British (it pre-launched in the U.K.) are eating it up! It was a favored book pick by Cosmo UK and the London Daily Mail. Bon Appetit mentioned Dana’s novel as being a part of a new trend being dubbed “foodie fiction”.
We’re so pleased she’s with us today to share a fresh analogy with us. Enjoy!
Writer, Writer, How Does Your Garden Grow?
When I first started writing, I figured revising a book was like sculpting: you’d start with a huge, misshapen lump of stone, and you’d whittle away at that stone until you had the equivalent of Michelangelo’s David. The process would take time, but in the end, the ragged piece of rock you started with would be smooth and refined, with the superfluous bits cut away.
It was a lovely metaphor, but – in my case, at least – it ended up being wrong for the task at hand. [Read more…]