Wednesday, April 20, 2011
You Are What You Eat by Morgan Mandel
It's true that what you eat can impact your health. A steady diet of sugar could tip the scales and turn you into a diabetic. Too many fats can clog your arteries.
Consider how this applies to characters in your novel.
If you want to portray someone as being health conscious, you wouldn't have that person eat steaks and real butter every time you mention what they're eating.
Then again, a guy eating steaks and mashed potatoes with real butter could be described as a virile person, daring person, unfearful of popular opinion.
A vetetarian could be portrayed as someone not wanting to take chances.
A woman who eats cartons of ice cream and chocolate might be someone consoling herself from a recent disappointment in the love department.
What examples can you give?