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What Kind of Writerly Snack Are You?

I've been thinking about food a lot lately. I tend to get that way with the changing of the seasons. Spring, especially, is a time for food-thought, as fresh, local produce hits the markets and the doldrums of winter are coming to a close.

As I was thinking about bing cherries and the wild salmon running and Himalayan blackberry blossom promises, I got to thinking about the things writers like to snack on. The list is vast, but there's lots of talk about Twizzlers and cupcakes, cookies and coffee, popcorn and chocolate.

I'm sure many of us like to shuffle up our selection of munchies from time to time. A sweet to celebrate, something salty at that time of the . . . um . . . moon cycle. But what's your favorite writely snack? Better yet, which writerly snack matches your personality?

Take our fun quiz to find out the best nom noms for you*. Leave your answer in the comments so we can see your best writerly snack food!




*this message has not been approved by the FDA. But it might be more scientific, since they approve some pretty strange things.
Kristin Halbrook

Kristin Halbrook is the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novels Nobody But Us (HarperTeen, 2013) and Every Last Promise (HarperTeen, 2015). She likes many things.

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41 comments:

  1. ice cream it is... where's my spoon? :)

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  2. FRUIT?! I'm more of a cookies girl!

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  3. Haha, I got fruit, which I almost never snack on while I'm writing! Maybe I should start :)

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  4. Lattes and other libations. Even though I'd prefer cupcakes. Or just cake. I know... ice cream cake

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  5. Ice cream?

    Yeah, that sounds about right :)

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  6. apparently I'm Fat Free, Sugar-Loaded Candy... Nah. Mine changes though. Sometimes it's pretzels, and sometimes it's chocolate.

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  7. I'm a pint of Ben & Jerry's. This is so freaking true lol. Now I really want some Heath Bar Crunch . . .

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  8. Fruit.

    That is such a lie.

    Clearly I'm a Tim Tams girl.

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  9. I did eat a pint of strawberries this morning, so I guess fruit fits. Yum.

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  10. Fat free, sugar-loaded candy? I do prefer lattes with my writing...but candy sounds fine too :)

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  11. Cupcakes! Hmm...maybe I should bake tonight. :D That was fun!

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  12. ha cookie girl sounds about right to me!

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  13. Fruit - oh hell yes. I have a bowl of watermelon beside me right now, as a matter of fact.

    Awesome quiz!

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  14. Yay! I'm a cupcake. I mean, my snack is cupcakes. :) Totally fun.

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  15. cookies. Mine would be sugar cookies rather than choc chip, but yeah.

    Fun quiz!

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  16. I got ice cream, haha, which couldn't be farther from the truth; I rarely eat while writing, and if I am eating, I'm chewing gum.

    And DARN YOU, because I now have an obnoxious craving for Ben & Jerry's. GRR.

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  17. I'm a cookie!! :)
    I like it. I do eat (and bake) cookies often.

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  18. Cupcake... ironically I was just checking a bakery's website to see what the cupcake of the day was...pineapple upside cupcake...

    I'm SOOOOOO hungry for cupcakes right now!

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  19. OMG. I am a pint of Ben & Jerry's. THIS IS PRECISELY WHAT I EAT DURING WRITE NIGHTS. How did you know?

    (Kristin Sr. is psychic!)

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  20. Ha! I'm fruit.

    But no way does a fresh orange NOT get in the keyboard and cause mayhem.

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  21. WAT THE FLIP NAPOLEON?

    i'm a FRUIT??

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  22. Popcorn and pretzels!
    (Wow, i'm the first!)
    I'm actualyl more of the Twizzlers type. They're my writing food. I mean, Twizzlers are hands free!

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  23. Cookies for me supposedly. I'd rather have gummy worms and bears and a glasss of orange juice while writing though. :P Cookies are for when I need a snack..... or just something munchable. XD

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  24. I always suspected I was a Triple Grande Vanilla Latte, and now it's been scientifically proven. I feel so much better.

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  25. Fruit? Really?
    I mean yes I for the most part eat healthy but I don't eat fruit when I'm writing!
    I mostly chew gum but when I snack when writing I eat chocolate, cookies, and chocolate cookies. And maybe gummy worms.

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  26. Cookies which is true for TV but when I write it's Twizzlers all the way :)

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  27. Cookies!! Yay delicious. Haha LOVED this quiz and snacks :)

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  28. I'm cookies. I'd rather be fruit, but cookies works ;)

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  29. I am popcorn and pretzels. I don't think I've ever tried snacking on popcorn and pretzels while writing, but now you suggest it...

    TRUE about getting distracted hunting for the latest music.

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  30. Cupcakes!! Really wish I had some right now... =D

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  31. I went back into old blogs and found out I wrote about lattes a few times. You can read it here: aliciagregoire.blogspot.com/latte-love. (Yes, shameless plug.)

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  32. Cupcakes.

    I dislike cupcakes.

    I'm an ice cream kinda girl.

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  33. There seems to be a lot of ice cream and cupcakes. Has anyone else tried the ice cream injected cupcakes?

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