Tag: food and wine writing

In my travel writing classes for The Writer’s Workshop, I emphasize telling stories about a place through highlighting the key moments, feasts or special occasions. Thanksgiving is clearly such a feast in the U.S. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with …

Brine Your Turkey! Read More »

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In my Travel Writing Classes, I love to visit restaurants with a strong sense of place. Though European restaurants often exhibit this connection with place, North American restaurants are making this a priority, too. Thus, it was a great pleasure …

Restaurant exemplifies ideal of Travel Writing Classes Read More »

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One of my favorite places to run Travel, Food and Wine Writing Classes is France, one of the most geographically varied countries in the world, with everything from towering alpine peaks like Mont Blanc, sybaritic beaches of the Riviera, and …

Steve Smith: Recommended Travel Guide for Travel, Food and Wine Writing Classes Read More »

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SCENIC LEADS These leads attempt to grab the reader through use of graphic detail and gripping suspenseful storytelling. These leads do not attempt to tell a complete story as do anecdotal leads, but they give the most appealing, eccentric or …

Scenic Leads the Key to Suspenseful Storytelling Read More »

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The Writer’s Workshop Blog highlights my adventures teaching writing classes, writing stories, articles and books, leading travel, food and wine writing classes to France and Italy, traveling the globe, promoting my books including the novel, The Storms of Denali, and …

BBC Italia: The Pleasures of Barolo, Chianti and Brunello Read More »

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Red Mountain rises above the low, brown sagebrush country outside of Benton City, Washington. Located northwest of the Tri-Cities, Washington’s smallest and most prestigious American Viticulture Area (AVA) looks more like a hill than a mountain, one of a series …

JIM HOLMES’ CIEL DU CHEVAL DEFINES THE EXCELLENCE OF RED MOUNTAIN Read More »

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When I conduct an interview, I never know exactly what I’ll find. Yes, I may have researched the person’s life in detail, perhaps even read their books, but I won’t know exactly what I’m looking for until I conduct the …

Writing for Story: The Secret Sauce of Compelling Narratives Read More »

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