“Eat. Write. Travel. Cook.” Sounds awesome to me–add in “read” and it’s practically perfect. Those are the four words Top Chef judge Gail Simmons wrote down when asked what she wanted to do with her life once she graduated college.    Talking with my Mouth Full details her quest to create a successful career out of those four words.   As I read her food stories from childhood up to her hosting Top Chef: Just Desserts, I couldn’t help… Read more »

  Today marks the first day in Rachael Harrie’s platform building campaign! Here is challenge #1: Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, including a poem. Begin the story with the words, “The door swung open” These four words will be included in the word count. If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional), use the same beginning words and end with the words: “the… Read more »