Advice for Writers

I’m lucky to be connected to some great writers and they’ve agreed to share their advice with the folks who attended the writing workshop at TBEX 13 in Toronto. Download it here and believe it, every word of it is true and useful and will make you better at what you do. And if some …
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Foundations

In preparation for TBEX 2013 (the Travelblog Exchange conference in Toronto, Canada)  I’ve been rereading some things I wrote about blogging and the state of travel writing online. I’ve compiled that stuff here — all vanity links, all inside baseball —  so if you’re curious about where I stand, this collection of essays pretty much …
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A One Ring Circus

“You’re not joking, are you? Please don’t be joking.” “Not at all. They put up the tent yesterday afternoon. There are animals in a corral by the lake. I think I saw goats. There’s a show tomorrow at 2.” “Can we go can we please can we please I REALLY want to go can we …
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Graz, Afternoon

There were four of us, and it was nice to sit outside and eat ice cream and catch up. I sat with my back up against the building and it was hot in the sunshine. The coffee in my ice cream float froze and made crunchy little coffee ice crystals on the vanilla ice cream. …
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Dachstein Glacier

We had an absolute bluebird day driving around the Salzkammergut — a sort of lake district near the husband’s home turf. We bought gingerbread, stopped for coffee, had lunch lakeside, took the gondola up to about 4500 feet and then, hiked up higher, even, where I took this picture of the Dachstein Glacier. After, we …
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Views from the Sky Deck

Cruising down the Rhine had not been on my list of Things I Wanted to Do. While certainly you can take me on a road trip anywhere and I will be giddy with joy, I’m squirrelly about boats and I’m not crazy about organized tours. Also, I have to totally shut up about that now …
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