The Writing Notebook: Food will steer you through writing a book on any culinary subject, whether it’s a cookbook, a food memoir, a book about a specific ingredient, or a sumptuous novel.
For first-time writers or experienced authors, The Writing Notebook will take you to surprising places, spark your imagination, and be your guide to writing your next book.
The only way to write a book is to write it.That's what The Writing Notebook is for. As a guide and workspace, the Writing Notebook offers you writing prompts and activities, suggestions for structuring your book, and enough blank pages in which to start writing it. With description workouts, list-making exercises, a reading list, and ideas for cover design, you’ll never be at a loss for inspiration wherever you are.
The Writing Notebook: Food will prompt you to explore some of the following themes in your book:
Ways of preparing food
Conflict in the kitchen
Images that linger
Food flops and triumphs
The emotional potential of food
Who does the clearing up?
Stories in a single ingredient
Land, sea and air
Colours, seasons and sources
An appetising table of contents
The Writing Notebooks are created by Shaun Levin. He is the author of several books, including Seven Sweet Things, A Year of Two Summers and Snapshots of The Boy, and his stories have been anthologised alongside writers such as Ali Smith and Nadine Gordimer. He has taught creative writing for over twenty years.