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The free version: Who’s it for?
Emerging and established food writers and bloggers. That includes:
food media people
students studying food writing
Literary agents and editors of publications, websites and cookbooks also subscribe. And some people don’t fall into any of these categories but they like to hear from me. Especially writers in other fields.
What readers like best
I’m known for curated links about food writing trends and best practices from around the web. My job is to scour all kinds of websites, Facebook groups and publications so you don’t have to. Once a month, on your behalf, I list
What’s new in our food writing and blogging world
Where to apply for awards and other support
Best practices for marketing your work
Access to some of the best food writing
Curated how-to pieces on skill development.
You get a short essay from me on some aspect of food writing, and a list of my upcoming events. I might give advice and guidance, opinions, or I might just entertain you.
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My monthly paid newsletter arrives in your email mid-month. It focuses on the experts you want to hear from: An editor looking for writers, a famous food blogger on why she’s succeeded, an in-demand cookbook photographer who knows what she wants from the writer. These are just a few of the newsletters I’ve published, with many more in the works.
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I’m an author, writer, blogger, teacher, speaker and writing coach. I have a degree in journalism and started out in newspapers. My first food-writing job occured when I became the editor of a city restaurant magazine in my early 20s. Later I became a magazine editor and book editor.
I’ve done some freelance writing too, particularly this piece, which won a bunch of awards.
Eventually I decided that, since I spent most of my career working with writers, I wanted to make that work my mission. I became a writing coach, specializing in food writing, particularly cookbook proposals. Book proposals have a 1 to 2 percent chance of success, and I know how to write one that succeeds. Here’s a list of books I’ve helped birth. And here’s what people say about working with me.
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