Food & Drink Boot Camp (Jan. 5-23, 2015, $125)
Plenty of writers make a living as a restaurant critic, recipe developer, cocktail writer, beer enthusiast or wine reviewer. Learn how to:
-pitch articles to editors
-research trends, statistics and consumer habits
-write with authority
-publish a monetizing blog
-propose a book to publishers
-build your brand/platform as a food or drink expert
-travel to restaurants, tasting rooms, bars and breweries as a writer
-find your unique voice as a food-and-drink writer
Course fee includes instructor feedback, weekly homework designed to inspire ideas and move those ideas towards completion, a market list of publishers buying beverage- and food-focused content, and insider tips from writers and editors in the industry. A virtual group will be set up for students so you can learn from each other, too.
About the instructor: As wine editor for a restaurant-trade magazine (FSR Magazine), Kristine Hansen is continually on top of wine and food trends. She’s also the Cheers columnist for Cabin Life Magazine and contributes stories about wine, beer, coffee and cocktails to Fodor’s Travel’s website, CNN.com, Yahoo Travel, Wine Enthusiast, American Airlines’ inflight magazine, the International Wine Accessories’ blog and Fresh Cup. Her book – The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Coffee & Tea – serves as a guide for coffee and tea geeks.
Cost: $125 (first-time fliers, meaning you've never taken a class from me before) or $115 (you've signed up for another one of my classes: welcome back!) Deadline to register is Friday, Dec. 26, 2014.