After reading a few of my blog posts, a writer friend suggested that my brand, Friendship, Hope, & Fried Fruit Pies, may not fit my writing style. I appreciate her honesty, and I know her intent is to help me.
As I consider the stories I write, and the books I hope to publish, I feel strongly that my brand is accurate. I write stories of women’s friendship’s, hope, and the women in my books often enjoy desserts together (usually a fried fruit pie.)
This habit stems from my personal life in that, if someone I care about is sick, the first thing I consider is their favorite foods, and I do my best the prepare something I know they’ll appreciate. I’m currently looking for a recipe for Mississippi Mud Cake because a family member, battling a serious illness, recently reminisced about his grandmother preparing this chocolate delight. It makes me happy to do this small thing.
I wonder if this is a habit of someone who’s lived her entire life in the South or if it’s a common instinct women share. We long to comfort and food, to me, is a comfort. Do you like to share desserts with friends in a time of crisis? If not, what do you do? I can’t wait to read your responses.
My blog post might fall outside my brand because I tend to post personal stories about things that are important to me, such as African missions. Sometimes I share about concerns or current hot topics on the news. So I agree with my writing friend in that my blog post might not fit my brand. I suppose you will have to wait until my book is published to determine if my brand fits my stories.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Many of you write comments that encourage me. I hope you feel uplifted and cheered after reading something I’ve written. May God bless and keep you.
Friendship, Hope, & Fried Fruit Pies
There’s a fruit for every season.
“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23.