Interview with author John Birdsall on food writing

“Memoir Has to Risk Something,” says John Birdsall
August 30, 2016 by diannejacob

excerpt:

Q. What can you tell people who want to write personal essays who are terrified?

A. Find the small shift in a situation and try writing about that with focus. Momentous things in your experience are almost always impossible to write about. It’s easier to write about small gestures that reveal a bigger story, a single dish or an afternoon that reveal character or the truth of a situation. Write about almost anything with enough detail and it’s going to be interesting.

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Making noodles. Phongdien Town, Cantho City, Southern Vietnam.
Credit: CiaoHo