Dianne Jacob Releases New Book

Dianne Jacob just released the fourth edition of her popular book Will Write for Food.


With so many writers benefiting from Dianne's food-writing wisdom over the years, we were excited to find out more about this newly revised edition of Will Write for Food and hear Dianne's personalized advice for Eat Like a Writer readers.

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Will Write for Food, 4th edition, is out now.

For those who may not be familiar with your work, can you tell us a little about how you got started as a writer and how your career progressed?


I started out as a newspaper reporter and editor. Then became a magazine editor and book editor.


About halfway through my career I became self-employed.


I had spent my time working with writers up until then, so I decided to keep going and became a writing coach.


I also freelanced as a restaurant reviewer, columnist and recipe writer. I wrote two pizza cookbooks with chef Craig Priebe.


I continue to teach and speak about food writing.


What inspired you to write Will Write for Food?


After I became self employed, I taught food writing. I looked for a book on the subject for my students, but couldn’t find one.


Your book is packed with valuable, actionable advice for food writers. Now, you've released a revised and updated version. What changes will we see?


Thank you! Yes, the 4th edition, revised and updated, was just released on May 25, 2021.


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