My dear friends and readers:
This is my final offering of my immensely successful online workshop: Introduction to Food Writing.
I have taught this workshop for close to seven years and have met such incredible writers on that journey. Many of my students have gone on to sell books and also write food stories for magazines and newspapers.
I will be back in Sept 2016 with a line-up of new courses.
Many thanks again to all of those folks who have attended the class and supported my vision and my work.
A big huge thanks to Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell who started me on this journey.
The class starts today but since it is the final class, I am keeping the registration open through this week.
Here are some testimonials .. in case you are interested in how the class would benefit you:
“I learned so much from Monica’s class. Thanks to Monica’s guidance I wrote my most popular blog post ever. I love that Monica will help you push your own personal boundaries. She also gives you much insider knowledge about food writing outside of blogging that it really opens your eyes up to what is out there. I have always found her inspiration heartwarming, and have looked to her guidance to pull through when burnout happens. I highly recommend taking this class, it will help you determine how to improve your writing skill, determining what you should do next, and she gives invaluable guidance on how to move forward in your food writing career.” Stephanie Manley.
“”Monica Bhide’s Introduction to Food Writing course was instrumental in giving me the skills AND the encouragement to take the next step in becoming a food journalist. Her course covers the basics of learning how to describe food and dining experiences without using cliches, tailoring your writing for a specific publication, and understanding specifically how to pitch your story ideas to magazines and other media. Her practical course is a terrific way for new authors to understand the marketplace for their writing, as well as seasoned journalists to gain perspective of other mediums (like Recipe Development or Food Essays). I highly recommend Monica’s course to anyone who is passionate about food, and loves to share their knowledge and experiences with the world.” Christof Laputka
“Monica Bhide’s foodwriting course is pure joy. Her love for the subject and enthusiasm comes across in her meticulous course materials and generous feedback. Many internet courses skim the surface of the subject matter, but Bhide dives in straight and deep. Not only do her lessons cover the pros and cons of different food writing aspects, she includes targeted Q&As with food writing professionals and carefully crafted samples that drive the information home. While Bhide’s exercises require serious commits of time and thought, they aren’t just “busy work”. The assignments mirror real life scenarios or build practical skills you can put to immediate use. The highlight of the course is Bhide’s feedback. She gives unrestrained praise where earned and constructive, helpful suggestions to fill the gaps. I highly recommend taking this food writing course. My only complaint is it ended too soon.” —Charmian Christie
“During the six weeks of Monica’s food writing class I learned one invaluable tip related to creating recipes, developed my first essay related to food and sent it to an appropriate market, and created an idea for a cookbook. On top of that, Monica offered highly personalized attention throughout the course. I highly recommend this class – and working with Monica – to anyone who wants to learn about and/or expand their knowledge of food writing, its joys and its challenges. —Lisa Waterman Gray
“After taking Monica’s class, I understand the world through the eyes of a food writer is not as simple as it may first appear. It takes finding your voice, finding your passion and realizing the value of hard work. It is invaluable to hear the lessons and feedback offered by Monica to help you understand what it takes to make a successful communicator — and how to actually get your work printed. A great jump-start to anyone interested in breaking into food writing or thinking about changing careers. — Dana Wallace