How to Be a Food Writer
Do you want to write about food for magazines and newspapers, or do you dream of writing a cookbook? This class will help you understand what food writing is all about --- and help you hone your skills and prepare to enter the business. You will learn how to turn your ideas into pitches that sell, participate in writing exercises that help refine your skills, learn what the various types of food writing are and which is the best fit for you, and learn to match your specific interests to the right publishing outlets. Marge Perry writes a syndicated column for Newsday and is a contributing editor for Cooking Light and Health, a columnist for myrecipes.com, and a former columnist for Better Homes & Gardens and Prevention. She also blogs at asweetandsavorylife.com. Her work appears in Self, Parenting, The New York Times and many other publications. She reviews restaurants, has contributed to over 20 cookbooks (as well as written her own) and makes frequent television appearances.