As I read through it, what struck me was the writer’s admonition to [Read more…] about 2 Bloggers Who “Burned It All Down” with Risky Writing
A guest post by Alisa Fleming
Often a food blogger’s days are bogged down with to do’s, gadgets, commitments.With so many electronic conveniences at your fingertips, you expect an increase in productivity. But more is just more, sometimes.
Fortunately, I’ve taken my productivity back. I feel good about what I’ve [Read more…] about 4 Ways to Increase Your Productivity in 2017
Bonjour! I’m back at my desk, jet-lagged since returning Sunday night from from our France workshop.
After my husband and I flew to Paris (and I got about two hours’ sleep on the plane), I drove our rental Peugeot to Chinon, a cobbled village in the [Read more…] about A France Workshop on Food Writing
Want to write the kind of food-based personal essay that delights an editor and an audience?
Of course you do. So for research, get The Best Food Writing 2016. I’ve paged through a few beautifully-written entries, but it will take several delicious hours to devour the whole anthology. (Disclosure: An essay I wrote was included.)
What makes a personal essay eligible in this year’s edition? Says Editor Holly Hughes, she chose pieces based on trends, those that reacted against trends and food snobbery, those based on the foods we eat together as a family, and essays about the human connection.
Right there, I hope you got lots of ideas for stories. Now, on to the craft of writing.
What can you do to up your personal essay game? Implement these eight writing techniques:
1. A strong voice. Your voice is what differentiates you on the page. It’s your personality, a way to make your story unique from everyone else’s. Therefore, if everyone else is writing [Read more…] about 8 Techniques for Writing Personal Essay
A guest post by Casey Barber
It can feel overwhelming to take on a solo cookbook project versus co-writing one. You’ve got to hit on the right topic. You write and rewrite a proposal. You invest in a year or more of your life in the result.
Why not consider co-writing or ghostwriting instead? As a co-writer, I can vouch that it’s a refreshing change of pace. I like to dive into someone else’s world and work alongside a professional who’s not a writer.
Besides, “It’s crucial to have a writing pro at the chef’s side,” says Dorothy Kalins. A former Saveur and Newsweek editor, Kalins has worked with [Read more…] about Should You Co-Write a Book? 7 Tips to Help You Decide
Cookbook author and writer Michael Ruhlman returned to blogging recently, after a couple of months off. In his post, he wondered if people still read food blogs.
It never occured to him that the big question might be about video, not text.
Fortunately for him, Elise Bauer of [Read more…] about As The Web Goes to Video, What Happens to Writing?
A guest post by Leah Schapira
A few weeks ago, I posted a photo of a shredded beef pizza on Instagram. Here’s the caption:
Loving tonight’s shortcut dinner (yes, it’s as good as it looks!). Breadsmith’s Pizza Dough + pizza sauce (tomato paste, water, seasoning) + @jacksgourmet shredded beef on top. Place on a baking paper and bake directly on oven rack. Bake at 500F for 8-9 minutes. Drizzle with spicy mayo and Caesar dressing. #recipes #meatpizza #summercooking
It was probably my most popular [Read more…] about Sharing Online Recipes Versus Cookbook Recipes