Oct 262009
 

cookbooksI love to teach, but most of my classes on food writing and publishing take place in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I live. On a regular basis, someone asks if I’m ever coming to their town.

Usually I’m not, but next month, I’ll be coming to wherever you are,  with a 1-night seminar on writing a killer cookbook proposal. All you need is a phone.

The award-winning writer David Leite and I started talking about teaching for Leitesculinaria.com a few years ago. Now he has a roster of exciting one-night classes on food writing coming up.

My November 10 class tells you How to Write a Killer Cookbook Proposal. If you’ve been working on a cookbook or food memoir, or plan to write one, this seminar tells you exactly how to prepare an irresistible proposal for editors and/or agents, and how the publishing industry works. These days, it’s harder than ever to get published, so learning what’s required will make your book proposal that much less likely to land in the rejection pile.

The class is a 2 1/2 hour conference call, both lecture and discussion, with plenty of time for questions. A private podcast of it, available only to participants, will be posted online for one month at no additional cost. Come join me for a lively discussion, and get the tools and information you need to move forward as a book author.

Take a look at the rest of the roster, too, coming up quickly. You might benefit from a November 2 class on Finding Your Voice with blogger and cookbook author Shauna Ahern of Gluten Free Girl; or the October 29 class on Writing Perfect Recipes or a Winning Pitch Letter on November 5 with Renee Schettler, former Food Editor for Real Simple and Deputy Editor at Martha Stewart Living.

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