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6 Steps to Writing About Your Most Impactful Travel Experience

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What was the trip that changed you, inside and out? That made you see the world differently? That made you a different person? Most likely, it was an early trip, perhaps your first ever. Often, those first trips plant the seeds for a love of discovery. They are the ones that can install new perspectives in our […] Read more…

Why I Care So Much About Getting Published in Literary Magazines

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getting published in literary magazines

We all have our endeavours, the things that give us pleasure, meaning, recognition, status. For me, and a lot of other writers, that recognition comes from having my work accepted into literary magazines. Outside of the world of writers, no one cares about these magazines. Most people don’t even know what a literary magazine is, let […] Read more…

The Loss of King Bhumibol and the Connections of Travel

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We were stuck in a traffic jam. Since I had arrived in Chiang Mai just a few days ago, the situation wasn’t very frustrating for me. Everything was still new. I watched the teenagers on bicycles and motorbikes glide past all the cars lined up on Soi 9 off Nimmanhaemin Road. I watched the young woman […] Read more…

How to Come Up With A Good Title For Your Travel Memoir Story

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If you’re like most writers, coming up with a title can be a challenge. I try to convince myself that it should be the fun part, the creative icing on the cake of a story well-told. But that’s often not the case. When I’m about to submit a travel essay for publication and type the title into […] Read more…

Advice on Writing a Travel Memoir: What I Did Wrong and Right

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Travel memoirs are notoriously hard to get published. Yet when they’re done well, they’re my favorite kind of stories to read. Perhaps publishers are put off by author’s propensity to simply write about one’s trip, instead of a deep examination of encountering another culture and transforming oneself. I was fortunate enough to get my travel memoir, Abu Dhabi […] Read more…

8 Ideas to Jumpstart Your Travel Memoir Story

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jumpstart your travel memoir

It’s easy to ruminate fondly on all the adventures and hilarious (in hindsight) frustrations of your travels. You tell your friends anecdotes of your travails, and they invariably say that you should write this all down. But when you get to that blank page, you don’t know where to start. Here are some ideas to spark your travel […] Read more…