Substack’s Food Writers Intensive fellows lend their wisdom and encouragement to writers who want to build and grow food and drinks publications.
Great stuff, and not just for food writers. I'll be taking this advice.
Y’ALL! I’ve been sitting here for a year and a half without starting my newsletter and these tips are super helpful. Thank you!
Thanks - very helpful to hear what these expert writers are saying and suggesting. One point I would like to add... If your audience is international, then write your recipes using international measurements, temperatures, terms, etc.
Going through this program and learning from my fellow Food Fellows was an honor and a privilege--both to learn new strategies and to find that many newsletter writers go through the same struggles!
great advice, I had been doing many of these things but have chosen to take a break and retool so that I can move forward more strongly.
Thank you once again for lots of useful advise. The one I will definitely follow: create a spreadsheet and plan 3 - 4 months of newsletter content in advance. I sometimes share vegan recipes but consider being vegan a subset of being concerned about the environment, being an animal (or better, ALL beings) lover, being worried about global warming. Which means I can write just about anything... So some planning is a good idea.
I learned so much from this food intensive and from my fellow writers! What a joy it was to learn from one another.
I love food...
This was one of the best and most useful learning experiences I have enjoyed as a writer. Converging with my talented cohorts and being mentored by a diverse pool of writers was really inspiring and beneficial for the growth of my newsletter.
Thanks, all, for the booster shot - hearing a diverse suite of methods and approaches was super helpful!
Wonderful to hear about the variety of writers and their tips, thank you for sharing! 🙌🏽
THANK YOU for all your great advice!
I love food! 🤗
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I love this quote by Ayscough: "“I think our biggest opportunity, as Substack writers, is to present access to subjects that conventional mass media overlooks, or is ill-adapted to cover. To ask the geeky questions. To get readers excited about the small, the obscure, the hyper-local, the foreign, the rare. This is, by nature, exclusive material.”"
I recently was looking at submitting an essay I had originally written for my Substack for a non-fiction contest. As I read the draft, I was so surprised and delighted by the INTIMACY in its tone, as though it weren't a classic essay but a secret letter shared with close friends. I think Substack has changed my writing more than I ever thought it would be able to -- and I agree with the above one hundred percent. Independence changes your writing in ways BEYOND just giving you permission to write about whatever you want.
Thanks for sharing I’d be really interested to know if there is a similar fellow or programmer for health writers?
Thanks for sharing this excellent piece of advice!