noun – an inquiry from a writer to an editor of a magazine, newspaper, etc., regarding the acceptability of or interest in an idea for an article, news story, or the like: usually presented in the form of a letter that outlines or describes the projected piece.
If you’re a writer, that’s the first step in getting a book deal. It took me two years to take that first step.
Thanks to all who participated in the polling, positive results were the only results so that’s encouraging. Good friend and colleague Helen Yoest suggested I do a market study and I may be contacting some of you via personal email for a more detailed response.
“Food Rules” a little pocket manual by Michael Pollan, came in the mail the other day. There’s basically three rules:
- Eat food
- Mostly plants
- Not too much
Sounds simple enough. Pollan bases his rule-making reasoning on two facts he brings to our attention:
Fact One: The Western Diet Is Bad.
Fact Two: Traditional Diets Are Good.
From those three major rules, Pollan extracts 64 “food rules” that will help us break our addiction to processed foods (The Western Diet). I really like Rule #19:
If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.
Some rules really aren’t made to be broken, the above would be one of them.
*Let it be known that I purchased “Food Rules” online and Mr. Pollan had nothing to do with this blog post.