Eat It, Wear It, Write It
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The other day I wrote about undertaking in medias res journalism. On Friday, I posted that piece on my Forbes blog: "I Tried the Best Burger in America." I'd say I wrote about 80% of that post on my iPhone while I was sitting at the bar in the restaurant. Then I added in some details, cut some stuff, and smoothed some sentences before uploading it.
Here's what worked:
It helped me focus on the narrative
And that, of course, was the moment at which the doors opened, and we rushed inside like the pack of carnivores that we were.
It helped me focus on the details
At the grill, a young woman with a face like a sphynx started laying out thick bacon slabs and perfectly formed burgers.
It helped me focus on how I felt
At Au Cheval, one doesn’t so much eat one’s burger as attack it.