A controversial piece about food writing pay popped up online last week, with a response from another editor. I’m pleased that writers are even approaching the topic. But as someone who lives and breathes this stuff, I [Read more…] about Money in Food Writing? Still No.
A guest post by Nicole Gulotta
More than two years before signing a cookbook contract for Eat This Poem: A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired by Poetry, an editor at my would-be publisher said something like this: “We want to publish your book…but.” Although I had a solid book concept, the size of my platform wasn’t where the publisher hoped it would be. I needed readership building strategies.
In lieu of giving me a firm number to reach, my publisher was more interested in overall growth. This was comforting news for a blogger with around 2,000 visitors per month. After my initial disappointment wore off, I set out to [Read more…] about 5 Ways to Expand Your Platform for a Book Deal
It’s hard to keep up with great articles on the net, isn’t it? But you have to do it. All those must-read links on social media help you up your game or just find out what’s going on in the worlds of food, business and writing. Between them and cute cat videos on YouTube, you’ll find everything you need to know online, right?
The problem is, it takes time! Don’t worry. You’ll find that [Read more…] about 17 Must-Read Links for Food Writers
A guest post by Judith Newton
Since independently publishing my food memoir, Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen (She Writes Press) in 2013, my book has won 12 book awards. Once Dianne found this out, she asked me to speculate about why.
Tasting Home, to give you some sense of the book, is a feminist coming-of-age story about overcoming childhood and other traumas. Cooking for and dining with others had been fundamental to this process. Each chapter [Read more…] about How I Won 12 Book Awards for My Memoir
I’m just back from the Wine Writers Symposium in Napa, where one of the panels I was on covered pitching articles.
I was really roughing it at this conference, if you must know. The event was at Meadowood, a luxury resort, for four nights. We drank or tasted many fine Napa Valley wines both there and at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. And we feasted on fresh crab, duck, truffles, and waygu beef.
But now back to real life, where I need to diet. And you, dear reader, would like more freelance assignments. On the Symposium panel with me were [Read more…] about 12 Tips for Pitching Articles to Publications and Websites
A guest post by Clotilde Dusoulier
Clotilde belongs to two mastermind groups: One online and one in person. She is the French food writer behind the blog Chocolate & Zucchini ( http://cnz.to ), which she has been writing for more than 13 years. Her focus is on fresh, seasonal, colorful foods with a French twist. She also enjoys sharing behind-the-scenes tips with fellow bloggers.
To help you set up your own mastermind group, Clotilde put together a swipe file you can download for free, as a reader of this blog. It’s at http://cnz.to/mastermind-swipe-file. Thanks Clotilde! — DJ
I have been a full-time food writer for almost 12 years. And although I thrive in my solo bubble of words and ideas, I find it critical to connect with peers. For the past year and a half, I have been part of two mastermind groups that bring [Read more…] about Should You Join a Mastermind Group?
Do you adore Italy and Italian food? It’s hard to find a food-obsessed person who doesn’t. So now you have at least two reasons to join me September 6 to 10, 2017, for Food Writing for Food Lovers, a writing workshop in Italy.
I’m partnering with Demet Güzey, a food historian, scientist, and food writing instructor at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. A Turk living in Verona, Demet [Read more…] about A September Writing Workshop in Italy