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Welcome to the Self-Printed Splash

Yes, this is still the Starving Artist. And yes, Devon is still behind the wheel. Today, however, the Starving Artist is going to let someone else take the blog for a test drive. 1,065 more words

The Writing Life

Research. Essays. Exams. Oh My! .... Hard work does pay off

I have finally hit the “study” part of the abroad experience. Who knew that there was more to this than just learning about the culture. They actual expect us to do school work. 307 more words

Book Review: Backpacked: A Reluctant Trip Across Central America by Catherine Ryan Howard

As somebody who spends around 75% of his time daydreaming about being somewhere else travel books is a mixed blessing in that they give me new places to add to my destination wishlist but at the same time there’s something a little masochistic in reading about fantastic places and crazy experiences, it’s like watching Nigella Lawson on TV when you’re on a diet. 479 more words


On Mosquitoes & Soul-Searching: Review of Catherine Ryan Howard's BACKPACKED - A RELUCTANT TRIP ACROSS CENTRAL AMERICA

I’ve been struggling to decide on an angle to take for this review, because every time I think about the book I’m distracted by fond memories of how good it is. 376 more words

Reviews For Writers

'To write about events with a depth that the passage of time might have made shallow' - Catherine Ryan Howard

My next guest on The Undercover Soundtrack is self-publishing blogger and travel writer-turned-novelist Catherine Ryan Howard. When she sat down to write her second travel memoir, … 26 more words

Undercover Soundtrack

REPLAY 2011: A New and Improved, Even Easier Way to Format Your E-book

I’ve been using Tuesdays and Thursdays to replay some popular posts from 2011, in case some of the people who’ve discovered my blog in the meantime missed it first time round. 2,854 more words