Author Archive

Abandoned Factories and Shuttered Print Publications

There are a lot of thriving factories in the United States. Just not as many as there used to be. And fewer new ones are starting up each year. If you’re

Everything You Should Know About Publishing a Book

I spend a fair amount of time in Travel Writing 2.0 discussing the dysfunctional and inefficient publishing system that authors have been working under for the past century or so and

What Chuck Thompson Says

When it was time for me to ask for a cover blurb quote for my book, I knew just the guy I wanted to hear from. I got in touch with

Do You Really Want to Write for a Content Mill?

I phrased that subject as a question because it would be presumptuous of me to say what’s right or wrong for your situation. Content mills are, however, the sweatshops of the

It’s Time for Travel Writing 2.0

Many books have been written about being a travel writer and I’ve read most of them. Very few of them really suck and some are quite good. The problem is, the