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What's in a name? Quite a lot, really.

Ericka has let me loose again. She’s a fool to herself sometimes, she really is. But we agreed a topic, and that is creating fictional names. 1,115 more words


What if...?

“What if I could catch that little white hand that is moving around?” —My curious cat, Daisy

Where do you get your story ideas? How do you develop your characters? 176 more words


Show, Don’t tell (What, Me Write?)

“Show, Don’t Tell” is a creative writing device that I’ve come across a few times during my What, Me Write? googling adventures. It’s a method by which you use all of your descriptive flowery words to draw a reader deeper in to your literary world. 264 more words


Slaying the Editing Monster

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” William James

Do you sometimes feel like you are just rearranging your writing?   1,034 more words


How To Be a Professional Travel Writer

I have been a journalist for over 15 years, but I am new to the world of travel blogging. Thanks to the inspiration of some amazing fellow bloggers, I am starting to get the hang of this brave new world. 1,202 more words


What I Learned From Criticizing Russia

There are times when, as a travel writer, you push the ‘publish’ button and you know. You just know. Fingernails are chewed nervously, stats are refreshed near constantly… Yes, you’ve just written a post about a negative aspect about your time abroad. 625 more words


The Value of Expat & Travel Writing

From the age of 14 I wanted to live in Japan. It was all I could think about, and I’d spend hours every day dreaming about the day I could move there.  840 more words