Here are my upcoming food writing classes, still online at this point:
Food Writing With Dianne Jacob
Monday, October 4, 2017
92nd St. Y, New York, New York
7-8:15 pm ET / 4-5:15 pm PT
If you want to write about food and you’d like to know what’s possible, I’ll go over the most popular ways to go about it: recipe writing for blogs and cookbooks, feature writing, and writing on social media. Get inspired to get going on what resonates for you.
So You’d Like to Write a Cookbook?
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Civic Kitchen Zoom Class
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. PT/ 1 – 4 p.m. ET
If you’ve always wanted to write your dream cookbook, and you’re wondering what’s involved in getting published (whether traditional, hybrid or self-published), this is the class for you. We’ll cover many topics — including how traditional publishing works, what kinds of recipes editors look for, who does the photography, and whether to go an alternate route.
Jumpstart Your Cookbook Proposal
Three Tuesdays, November 2, 9 and 16, 4 – 7 p.m. PT/ 7-10 p.m. ET
Civic Kitchen Zoom Class
13 students maximum
Writing a cookbook or book proposal is a daunting tasks for most of us. If you’re procrastinating about writing your cookbook proposal, you’re not sure what to write, or you need accountability and support, this is the class for you.
You’ll find that our nine hours together are full of practical and strategic advice. And that you won’t just sit there: you’ll be writing your firsts draft. I’ll cover how the publishing industry works and what editors and agents look for in a proposal. Then I’ll discuss what goes in each section. You will write first drafts of several sections in class. At the end of three weeks, you’ll have the start of a proposal, with the knowledge of how to make it irresistible to an agent or editor.
Book proposals have a 1 percent success rate, so it’s critical to learn all you can before sending out your proposal.
Bonus: It’s very difficult to get someone’s successful cookbook proposal, but I’ll share one of mine, which led to a beautiful cookbook by Rizzoli.
Learn to be a Food Writer
A virtual consult through Delicious Experiences
Typically I have a 5 hour minimum for coaching. But now, through this company that does virtual classes, we can talk about whatever you’d like to work on. If you’ve wondered how to get a cookbook published, how to start a blog, improve your freelance writing or self publish, I’ll help you move forward with your goals.