The New York Times had a great visual piece in its Sunday Review of Books by illustrator Wendy MacNaughton that charted the favorite snacks of many authors. Best-selling writer Mark Kurlansky, author of two of my favorite books -- Salt and Cod, likes to write under the influence … [Read more...] about What Do Food Writers Eat When They Write About Food?
In my 20s, I edited a print magazine about the online world titled Internet Underground. It launched in 1995, a time when newscasters would cite web addresses by slowly spelling out, "Go to h-t-t-p-colon-back … [Read more...] about The Relative Value of Stuff (Giveaway)
This summer, I'll be teaching a four-week Master Class at the Richard Hugo House. Normally, I focus on food writing but so much of what can be said about food writing and the process of story and book development applies to general non-fiction as well. When trying to sell … [Read more...] about How to Write a Book Proposal in Four Weeks