That was Fall of 2009. With an engagement, wedding, and LOTS of work, I had not jumped back into the classroom. This was until I looked further into our Food Studies program. I'm not so interested in sustainable farming, but I did find a few day courses that intrigued me. There was a class about launching and marketing your specialty food product and two classes that had to do with writing and publishing - one about professional food writing and the other about getting a cookbook published. They were amazing and helped me to realize that: A. I love food and talking about food, and B. I could do any of the above and be successful at it (I think).
I have had this blog living a thin life for the past 3 years, and though I love it, had not had the discipline nor direction to truly make it something. In comes a full 15 session course on professional food writing from the Food Studies program. Though I loved my 1 day classes that gave me a bit of knowledge and know-how, this was the opportunity to learn from those that are in the business (and are successful at it) and almost more importantly, practice by force writing every week 2-3 times (and more, I hope).
This is the long explanation of the short statement - you can look forward to reading my homework assignments and following me on my journey to get publish (and get paid - that's the goal!).
Now for kudos - my professor's name is Andrew F. Smith and has been in the business for years. Here are links to his two most recent releases:
- Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War
- Potato: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible)
- Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More (Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Blogs,)
- Best Food Writing 2010