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Food bloggers love this book by Dianne Jacob: “Will Write for Food”.
“Will Write for Food” is a complete guide to writing cookbooks, blogs, memoir, recipes, and more. It covers exactly what food writing is, delves into the different types of food writing, has insight from numerous well known food writers and food bloggers, and includes several writing exercises; all wrapped up into twelve distinct chapters.
The third edition chapters are as follows:
- What, Exactly, Is Food Writing?
- The Gastrononical You
- The Food Writer’s Mise en Place
- On Food and Blogging
- Going Solo as a Freelance Writer
- Dining Out
- The Cookbook You’ve Always Wanted to Write
- Mastering the Art of Recipe Writing
- Crafting Memoir and Nonfiction
- A Recipe for Good Fiction
- Hot to Get Your Book Published
- Bringing Home the Bacon
If you are willing to spend the money, this is a great book for non food bloggers as well. You can apply many of the lessons and ideas to any type of niche. For instance, chapter four includes overall themes and ideas for writing blog posts such as:
- Start a conversation.
- Make an argument.
- Tell a story.
- Talk about a book, movie, or product.
- Give away a product.
- Hook on to an upcoming event.
- Surprise your readers.
If you are looking to grow your blog, or writing career, consider picking up a copy of “Will Write for Food”. Then share what you think in the comments section below, or in a blog post!