Will Write for Food

June 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm 2 comments

When I saw that Dianne Jacob, the author of Will Write for Food had written an article for Writer’s Digest, I recalled reading her book last year. I devoured it. I had no intention of writing about food when I picked up her book, but I did think it might have some advice on blogging, and it did.

The beautiful cover is what drew me to pick it up off the shelf. Once I opened it, I found she writes with enthusiasm and a love for helping others follow their passion of blogging and writing about food. I was so encouraged by her writing that I felt I could become a food writer. Beautiful food presentations, and visiting various restaurants sounded appealing.

That was, until I realized that I don’t have a varied pallet. I am a simple consumer. No tomatoes unless they are cooked. No lettuce on my sandwich, please. I don’t each much pork, or beef. Beef only if its a tender brisket, or in a strip for fajitas. I don’t want a tiny portion fit for someone 5’4” and skinny as a rail, because I am neither one of those. And, please don’t give my anything spicy. Nothing from the sea, it makes me squeamish. No, it would be like a vegetarian writing about the delicacies of meat.

It’s a good writer that can make someone feel like they can do something they know in their sane mind they would be horrible at. Dianne Jacob did just that.

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Uncategorized. Tags: , , , .

just a little closer the musician, Meat Loaf, looks like…..

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dianne Jacob  |  June 8, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    HI Tracy, thank you so much for this lovely post.

    I laughed with delight when I read that the cover drew you in. I was opposed to it at first, but have grown to love it. I wrote a post about covers here:
    http://diannej.com/blog/2010/07/an-evolution-of-five-book-covers/
    Now the first edition’s cover seems so dull to me.

    Listen, food writers all have foods they don’t like. As long as you’re not planning a career as a restaurant reviewer, you’re going to be fine. And even critics have learned to work around their quirks. I say go for it.

    Reply
    • 2. lovinadoptin  |  June 8, 2011 at 10:42 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement, and for stopping by!

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Tracy Dee Whitt - Author

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 830 other followers

link
<

blog archive


%d bloggers like this: