Writing Your Dream Cookbook
Course ID: LC016
Current Openings: Yes
Your dream cookbook can be anything you want: A keepsake cookbook full of favorite family recipes and memories, a community project to promote your church or favorite charity, or a collection of recipes on one particular food or cooking technique.
Whatever you decide, your cookbook will be yours alone. No matter how many cookbooks you find on a particular subject, your very own ideas and style will make it special.
In this course you will learn: how to find an idea; how to organize your workspace; how to develop your cookbook (theme, tone, title); how to write your recipes and why style matters; how to test and develop recipes; publishing: computer software, cookbook publishers, and more.
To create your own special cookbook and prepare it for publication.
At least a high school degree with some cooking experience.
What do you have in mind and why are you writing a cookbook? This course is geared to the needs and expectations of the individual.
Lesson 1: Putting together a workspace and testing.
The first assignment challenges students to begin to define their cookbook project: they are told how to set up a project notebook and organize it.
Lesson 2: How to develop the cookbook
Lesson 3: Writing Recipes
Lesson 4: Testing, developing recipes
Lesson 5: Cookbook Manuscripts
Lesson 6: Cookbook Concepts
Sunnye Tiedemann published her first cookbook in 1995 and was delighted when it and several recipes were featured in several issues of Southern Living magazine in 1996. She taught creative writing ranging from Freshman Composition to fiction and nonfiction writing adult education classes. Now semi-retired (writers never retire), she has been teaching writing classes online for 8 years and is heavily involved in bi-partisan political blogging online.
Her stories, magazine articles and book reviews have appeared in a wide variety of publications for the past 20 years, including Southern Living, Writer’s Digest, The Tulsa World, Kansas City Star, Horizon (The Magazine of the Arts), Persimmon Hill, Rave Reviews, Murderous Intent, Futures, New York Magazine and more.
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