Category Archives: Writing

Travel Beginner

I wrote this little piece about my earlier travels–about an attempt to travel from Italy to Egypt and beyond.   You’ll read it on Medium Publications,  a new online platform related to Twitter, but you don’t have to write in 140 … Continue reading

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Memoir Writing

Somewhere between documentary and created personal myth, today’s memoir is a seductive medium. After all, whom is more interesting to write about than one’s self? Memoir writing is recalling events stored in human memory. It’s currently a popular form for … Continue reading

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Walking as Transportation

Books about Walking The Complete Guide to Walking, Mark Fenton.  Written by an editor at Walking magazine, this comprehensive how to guide, takes you from inertia to regular walking.  Exceptionally useful book aimed at the beginning walker or occasional exerciser. A … Continue reading

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10 Travel Writing and Photography Contest Opportunities

1.  Read the entry rules for the Saga Travel Writing Competition carefully.  Writers must be age 50 and older. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-competitions/10957273/Away-With-Words-Saga-travel-writing-competition.html Deadline: August 15, 2014. 2.  Stone Canoe Literary Essay competition. http://stonecanoejournal.org/submit.html Deadline: July 31, 2014. Author must have connection to upstate New … Continue reading

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Motivation to Dream (and Act) as a Travel Writer

Personal desire is the best motivator for exploring and writing about a place.  After all, if you want to be there — if you’re truly interested and engaged — you’ve a better chance of communicating  your experiences.  Care about the places … Continue reading

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Race Around the World in 1889: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland

Here’s a book about adventure travel that I thoroughly enjoyed  — terrific read, thrilling trip, adventurous women — what more could one want!  Eighty Days takes its title from Jules Verne‘s serialized novel Around the World in Eighty Days, published in book … Continue reading

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15 Travel + Memoir Writing Contests

Travel Writer’s Awards and Contests The Guardian (UK) Travel Writing Competition – for amateur travel writers We Said Go Travel Writing Contest WanderWomen Travel Writing Contest – Wanderlust and Lipstick Fish Publishing Short Memoir Writing Contest Safari Bucket List Travel Writer … Continue reading

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