What? You don’t have a signed copy of the new edition of Will Write for Food?
No problem. To celebrate its one-year anniversary, I am giving away two free copies, signed and mailed.
Will Write for Food is all about food writing, natch. In fact its subtitle captures some of what that entails: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes and More.
I never get bored with the subject of food writing, because there’s so much to learn. And it’s always changing, in ways both exciting and overwhelming.
When you read this signed copy, you’ll see that you might need to be a:
- Technical genius
- Gorgeous photographer
- Beautiful writer
- Discriminating eater
- Social media maven.
Huh. Did you sign up for all that? Well yes, sort of, but preferably not all at the same time, right?
This edition features a new chapter on making money. Some hobbyists decide, after a while, to make some extra cash, and a few decide to blog full time. There’s lots of new content on how it’s done. I’ve also found some successful food writers earning a six-figure income. (Also check out this radio show interview I did on making money as a food writer, and about the art of writing. It’s short, about 11 minutes. So yes, you have time. You have to scroll down to find it.)
And if you’d like to keep food writing just as a hobby, great. You’ll be in the majority. As in prior editions, there’s lots to read about how to write well, create a loyal readership, and stay motivated.
I’ve also expanded the chapter on writing a cookbook. Even if you’ve written one before, it’s a good idea to brush up on what constitutes a killer concept, and how to write an irresistable book proposal.
Like the two previous editions, Will Write for Food won an international award. I think you’ll like it, because there’s lots to learn about and ponder. It’s more than 100,000 words, in fact, so don’t try to power through it over a weekend. Here’s what people I respect have said about my book.
If you already own the third edition, you can still enter this contest. Just give the signed copy as a gift. I’ll autograph it to whomever you specify.
To enter to win a copy of Will Write for Food, leave a comment below by August 31, 2016. Please answer, in one sentence or more: What’s your biggest challenge, as a food writer?
(Sorry, you must live in the US or Canada to apply, because otherwise postage is insane. I will choose the winner at random.)
NOTE: AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2016, THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED.