Writing Process Blog Tour

A little while ago, Joanna from the lovely The (Gluten-Free!) Food Gurly blog invited me to take part in the writing process blog tour. I was very curious about this, as it’s something I haven’t done on my blog before, not to mention it was an invitation from another wonderful blogger. So how could I resist? Essentially what you do in these little tours is:

  • Acknowledge the person that involved you in the blog tour, giving a link to their blog.
  • Answer the 4 questions below about your writing process.

And the questions are:

  1. What are you working on?
  2. How does your work differ from others of its genre?
  3. Why do you write what you do?
  4. How does your writing process work?

You then select three other people and invite them to take part in the tour, making sure to link to their blogs in your post too. We also think that the post dates are each monday, so my post is today – the 9th of June, and the three people I pick are invited to post on the 16th of June. But don’t worry, I’m not the type to enforce these things! I’m just very excited to read through all the writing process blog tours, and to get to know people a bit better.

So, here are my responses:

What are you working on?

At the moment I’m attempting to improve my photography, and test out even more gluten-free recipes. I’m very excited for starting work, as it means I might be able to increase my budget for doing just that! In terms of my writing, I’m not particularly working on anything in that area. Other than that I’m also working on my health and fitness, especially as a new leisure centre will open in my area soon, and I’ll have ready access to a pool!

How does your work differ from others of its genre?

Good question, and not one I’m sure I have an answer to. To be honest, there are a lot of similarities and dissimilarities between my blog and other food blogs. This is because I believe that we all share the same passion for food and food culture, and we’ve all had such wonderful experiences with food throughout our lives. But what makes me different, I think, is my voice. Each of us has our own distinct style of writing, and it’s part of what attracts me to each blog. I like hearing the person behind the post when I read it, and I hope you get to do that with me as well.

Why do you write what you do?

Because I want to share my passion, and my culinary adventures. Blogs are a magnificent place for exploring yourself, your likes and dislikes, and for meeting people with similar interests. They give you a chance to challenge yourself, and to grow. I love that. I also love to write. So it’s a win-win situation for me! I’ve always had a passion for writing, creative writing in particular. But I’ve found that blogging has been very fulfilling, and very positive, and it’s really given me direction, and something to do in my spare time too. It’s great fun, and I wouldn’t give it up unless I really had to!

How does your writing process work?

I tend to pour all my thoughts out in one rush, and then go back and make sure those thoughts also make sense! So it’s a process of getting the ideas out, into a draft post, and then editing them, and making sure I haven’t left anything out. On reflection I often find that there’s some other little thing I want to add or share, so it’s always good for me to come at a post a few times to get everything I want to write out. In terms of selecting the recipes, I tend to have a few recipes in mind ahead of time. I then spend a few days thinking about them, thinking about which I want to make, which fits my budget, etc. I also like to daydream about how I’m going to set each new dish up to take photos, although I don’t often make my shots quite as elaborate as I imagine them!

And here are my nominees!

The Crafty Cook Nook

The crafty cook nook is a delicious blog, with lots of interesting things to read in each post, not to mention delicious recipes to drool over. I thoroughly enjoy reading her posts, and I can’t wait to see what she’ll produce next!

Chez Chloe

Wendy runs a neat little blog, and really shows her passion for food. She loves all parts of the food process, from growing it, to picking it, all the way through to the actual food preparation and consumption!

My Favourite Pastime:

An absolutely wonderful blogger, who has always brought a lot of deliciousness and positivity to wordpress! Liz excels at making sweet treats, savoury dishes, side dishes, and just about everything! Her blog is a wonderful read, and her photography is delicious!


26 thoughts on “Writing Process Blog Tour

  1. Ok- I’m on it. Just back from a week in hot and sunny and did I mention HOT Florida. Lots of blog reading to do:) It’s great to read how we all go about this process and what the rest of our lives look like. Cheers Nell. x wendy


  2. Nell,

    “Food for Thought” if you will excuse the pun 🙂 Have made some notes, and have post-it noted them when I wander into the kitchen this week.

    Seem to be on a baking loop currently as I am always making past favourites rather than new stuff. New stuff tends to be a “when will you make…” and a quick delve into my gluten free food combo book. Will now set aside time to think of new combinations before I bake so I can improve. And must get Horace the Camera and my photo skills to work better together!

    Thanks for post



    1. That’s great to hear Mac! I myself am on a drive to try something new each time, and great a huge kitchen mess in the process. I love your photography, and I’m rather curious, what are your go-to gluten-free cookbooks? 🙂 Thanks for the thoughtful comment, puns are always welcome here!


      1. Hi Nell

        The gluten free cookbook is my own moleskine scribbles. Hence the kitchen being christened “Chaos Manor” when I am trying something 🙂 I did read various gluten free cook books in bookshops over a coffee but found them much too confusing 😦

        So I started off by reading the labels on the back of the flour bags….

        Then I figured out the ratio’s based on Rhulman’s book but for the gluten free world… (for example, gluten free SR Flour in the UK is 150g gluten free Plain Flour + 1 tsp baking powder).

        For brownies, I started off with fudgy ones so my ratio’s were:

        1/2 part flour / 1 part egg / 1 part fat / 2 parts caster sugar. Assuming you have an egg with a weight of 50g,

        25g flour / 50 g egg / 50 g fat / 100g sugar and take it from there.

        Currently I am reading the following:

        Patisserie: Mastering the Fundamentals of French Pastry by Christophe Felder


        Patiserie 2nd Edition by Leonard J Hanneman

        These two books are my “next level” – I know they are non gluten free but therein lies the challenge! Use for adaptation or as inspiration for my own creations.

        But now I have to make some more Sables and Japanese Souffle Cheesecake before I can make the Castella (Japanese) Honey Cake I want to do for this weeks post.



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