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Will Write for Food is for food lovers who want to express themselves, guiding them from their earliest creative impulses to successful article writing, restaurant reviewing, and cookbook writing. Dianne Jacob—journalist and food-writing instructor and coach—offers interviews with award-winning writers such as Jeffrey Steingarten, Calvin Trillin, Molly O'Neill, and Deborah Madison, plus well-known book and magazine editors and literary agents, give readers the tools to get started and the confidence to follow through. Comprehensive yet accessible chapters range from restaurant reviewing to cookbooks to memoirs. Focused exercises at the end of chapters stimulate creativity, help organize thought, and build practical skills. Will Write for Food is the first and ultimate ins and outs guidebook to the incredibly popular world of food writing.

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"Passion is the theme of this informative guide focusing on the art of food writing. 'Many food writers I've met are enthusiastic, intense, and energetic in an obsessive kind of way, and love nothing more than immersing themselves in research,' writes Jacob, seasoned food editor and writer. The author devotes much of the book to outlining the elements of good writing, like finding one's own unique voice or knowing the most vivid adjectives to use in reviews. Covering all the various careers available in food writing, Jacob offers tips for creating a successful cookbook, writing recipes with clarity and even writing food-related fiction novels. The end of each chapter includes helpful writing exercises, allowing readers to put her advice to practice immediately, and the book also contains plenty of practical information (e.g., how much freelancers should expect to get paid). Less useful are the brief but generally uninteresting stories about how successful food writers got their start. Still, this comprehensive guide, though at times monotonous, is a great tool for anyone looking to make a career out of a love of food. " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Food lovers who want to express themselves through article writing, restaurant reviewing, and cookbook writing will find the tools to get started in the incredibly popular world of food writing.

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chefjoe, December 10, 2006 (view all comments by chefjoe)
I have a been cooking professionally for 29 years and I have written for newspapers and magazines in the past. I picked up this book recently and it just blew me away. It has all of the help in it that I have always looked for. I have just begun writing my first cookbook and was looking for a little boost of writing direction for food related articles. I am working with a publisher and graphic designer and both of them are amazed as to how comprehensive and detailed "will work for food" is. Thank you Diane Jacob for writing this book.

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ISBN:
9781569243770
Subtitle:
r, Fiction and More
Author:
Jacob, Dianne
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Nonfiction
Subject:
Food writing
Subject:
REFERENCE / Writing Skills
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Blogs,
Publication Date:
20050421
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 11.5 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Passion is the theme of this informative guide focusing on the art of food writing. 'Many food writers I've met are enthusiastic, intense, and energetic in an obsessive kind of way, and love nothing more than immersing themselves in research,' writes Jacob, seasoned food editor and writer. The author devotes much of the book to outlining the elements of good writing, like finding one's own unique voice or knowing the most vivid adjectives to use in reviews. Covering all the various careers available in food writing, Jacob offers tips for creating a successful cookbook, writing recipes with clarity and even writing food-related fiction novels. The end of each chapter includes helpful writing exercises, allowing readers to put her advice to practice immediately, and the book also contains plenty of practical information (e.g., how much freelancers should expect to get paid). Less useful are the brief but generally uninteresting stories about how successful food writers got their start. Still, this comprehensive guide, though at times monotonous, is a great tool for anyone looking to make a career out of a love of food. " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Food lovers who want to express themselves through article writing, restaurant reviewing, and cookbook writing will find the tools to get started in the incredibly popular world of food writing.
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