Bacon Bits of Writing Wisdom

09 Dec

Long before the Bacon Craze started on the Interwebs, Dickens seemed to know that peppering his writing with a good salty analogy would really draw in the readers.  So at the beginning of Chapter XVII he compares his own writing to nothing else, but that crispy cured pork goodness that we all love.

It is the custom on the stage: in all good, murderous melodramas: to present the tragic and the comic scenes, in as regular alternation, as the layers of red and white in a side of streaky, well-cured bacon.

I’d say that’s sort of how we run this blog.  Two parts good meat, one part fat.


Posted by on December 9, 2011 in Oliver Twist


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2 responses to “Bacon Bits of Writing Wisdom

  1. Jeannette

    December 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I’m typing this reply from my brother’s tablet in the car on the PA Turnpike while waiting for a cop to check my brother’s driving record. Oops! Anyway, I like the bacon analogy…a little fat makes everything better. Hopefully I will have some meat (and fat) to add after this weekend. In the meantime,I’m enjoying yours. Enough of this one-fingered typing.

    • Christina

      December 9, 2011 at 12:46 pm

      You’re so techno-savvy! And it sounds like you’re already having a trip to remember! I repeat: Travel Safely!


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