writing well Archive

Modern Travel Blogging: How We Got Here and the Future of Storytelling

I provide regular rants on this blog in between interviews and have more than a few negative critiques about boring blogs in the Travel Writing 2.0 book and in my Travel

Five Things Writers Should Stop Doing in the ’20s

Old habits die hard with writers. We get into routines without thinking. We keep doing what worked before even when it doesn’t now. We get sloppy when we’re rushed to hit

Lavinia Spalding: Anthology Editor, Author, and Travel Writer

I first “met” Lavinia Spalding by e-mail when a story from Perceptive Travel online magazine made the cut for an edition of The Best Women’s Travel Writing, which she edits and

Where Art and Commerce Meet for a Writer

Or…where the left and right brain come together in the mind of a writer. Nearly a decade ago now, Copyblogger put up a post called Confessions of a 21st Century Writer.

Great Writers Are Also Readers

“If you don’t have awareness and an analytical understanding of what worked before, you can’t build on it.” That’s something Seth Godin wrote in a blog post while talking about business