Hello friends. Welcome back to Teelie Turner Author. We are going to be sharing some tips on how an author can take creativity to the kitchen and how that creativity can assist him/her in being an author. However, these tips on taking creativity to the kitchen can also be used by anyone. Settle in with a snack and a drink and sit down to enjoy this week’s blog. We’d love to hear your comments. Feel free to post in the section provided at the end of the blog.
Read Magical Cookbooks
Reading magical cookbooks can help to get the creative juices flowing and sometimes for an author stepping away from the keyboard or paper is a way to allow their minds to flow and ideas to come to them instead of forcing progress. Teelie Turner’s magical Wee Folk have created two volumes of the Winter Wonderland Cookbook for your enjoyment. They are available on Amazon. The recipes included in these volumes can be enjoyed at any time of the year.
Wear Enchanted Aprons
Wearing an enchanted apron can also help a writer to have an enjoyable kitchen experience, because it helps them to feel the part, like being a story character. Playing the part of a cook or a chef can be a lot of fun as there are incredible foods and beverages that can be created in the kitchen. Teelie Turner’s fairies and friends have tons of options available on Redbubble including the apron pictured above which features Kitty the Kitchen Fairy.
Discover other magical aprons in our video.
Use Cookie Cutters
Cookie cutters are a fun way to be creative in the kitchen. Having an assortment for cutting bread or cookies for an author is like illustrating a story. It is a creative way to allow the mind to focus on something else so that the random story thoughts can go their way. We found some adorable cookie cutters for children on Amazon. They are also great for adults because they love to find their inner child too.
Engage in Family Activities
Engaging in family activities is another great way for a writer to be able to allow their mind to flow to other things, and it can also be great for their loved ones since it gives everyone time to be together. Cake decorating is one way that families can spend time together in the kitchen. You can find a cake decorating set on Amazon.
Keep a Notebook Handy
We’d also like to encourage authors to keep a notebook handy so that they can jot down ideas as they come to them without needing to leave the kitchen as they put together a snack, meal, or beverage. One of Teelie Turner’s magical fairies is Airapippen the Author Fairy. Her collection of merchandise on Redbubble includes spiral notebooks and hardcover journals.
Share Your Family Recipes
Sharing family recipes is an incredible way for an author to do writing without needing to think about plots and story structure. We came across a vintage recipe box which is beautiful and would be a great place to preserve old and new recipe cards. Find it on Etsy.
Turn the Memories into Text
Creativity from the kitchen can also be used by the writer in stories. We came across Joanna Gaines book called ‘We Are the Gardeners.’ It was illustrated by Julianna Swaney. This picture book includes stories of Joanna and her children creating their own garden. Learn more on Amazon.
Create Inner Peace
Stepping away from the computer or notebook into the kitchen, can be a way for some writers to find inner peace. For others, it might be time in the garden, painting or taking a stroll. We found incredible metal wall art on Etsy that reads ‘This Kitchen is For Dancing.’
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