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Jessica Tom

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Jessica Tom is a writer and food blogger living in Brooklyn. She has worked on initiatives with food trucks, restaurants, hospitality startups, and citywide culinary programs. She graduated from Yale University with a concentration in fiction writing. FOOD WHORE: A Novel of Dining and Deceit is her first novel.

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Jessica Tom Just keep writing. Put words to the page. Then more words. More. And then everything will flow more easily.

When I was in college, Michael Cunningham…more
Just keep writing. Put words to the page. Then more words. More. And then everything will flow more easily.

When I was in college, Michael Cunningham came to speak and said something like, "There are times when I sit down and think I write gold. Other times, I think I'm writing sh!t. But when I look back on those passages a couple days later, I can't tell the difference."

I think about that all the time. What's "good" and "bad" is oftentimes in your head. Just keep writing. You can always revise later.(less)
Jessica Tom It's the most flexible art. Words are an expressive, nearly limitless medium. That's what makes writing so exciting -- and, let's be honest -- so…moreIt's the most flexible art. Words are an expressive, nearly limitless medium. That's what makes writing so exciting -- and, let's be honest -- so frightening, too. (less)
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And… week 2 of #FoodFictionFriday is in the books. You guys are really finding your writing groove. As a reminder, the challenge was to use the principles of distillation to write and edit a piece describing a person as a drink.

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“I am serious, this guy is a milkshake. At first you think he’s all sweet, creamy, wholesome, made from ice cr...

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Il cibo, la moda & intrighi. Questo libro ha tutte le mie cose preferite. Ma, naturalmente, io sono di parte ... :)
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