Tuesday, January 17, 2012

learning curve

   A birthday doesn't seem complete unless at least one gift is a book. That, of course, is my humble opinion. This birthday past,  I received two.
     One, a copy of Julia's classic tome Mastering the Art of French Cooking, has been on my wish-list forEVER. A fiftieth anniversary edition now resides on my nightstand... I've made it as far as the sauce chapter.
     The newly edited publication, Dianne Jacob's Will Write for Food is the second. The subtitle is: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir and More.
     I really needed it about a year and four months ago. Ha. I began poring over its pages immediately, trying to soak up every piece of information. You're never too old to learn something new.
www.diannej.com
     I decided to work through Dianne J.'s writing exercises as a way to improve my writing skills. I'll be posting the lessons for all to see and critique, because, like I've said... everyone's a critic;) You'll see for yourself if the exercises actually work.
     This may take awhile, so please be patient with me. I'm aging like everyone else. I have a real life outside of this little blog. I'm technically challenged... code scares me. Ugh, and don't even get me started on the subject of photography.

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