Travel memoir

Q&A: Overcoming Your Fears with Torre DeRoche

September 12, 2011

We talk a lot on this blog about following dreams, and that’s exactly what Torre DeRoche blogs about at The Fearful Adventurer. The Aussie also writes about facing her fears and the process of publishing her first book, which makes her a pretty perfect fit for an author Q&A here. Torre recently released her first […]

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Audio: Travel Writing Teleconference

June 14, 2011

The National Association of Memoir Writers‘ recent teleconference on travel writing got some gears turning in my head — so I figure it might be useful for you, too. More than 300 people signed up to listen live or get this audio after the event! If you missed it, here’s the audio for when you […]

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Teleconference Thursday Night on Writing Travel Memoir

June 9, 2011

If you’re into travel writing and memoir, consider joining this free teleconference tonight with the National Association of Memoir Writers. At 7pm EST, I’ll be a guest for the discussion, along with literary agent Elizabeth Evans. All you’ve got to do is register today and dial in tonight. Here are the details.

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So you want to write a travel memoir?

April 21, 2011

Considering writing a memoir about your travel adventure? Check out this piece I wrote for Briefcase to Backpack about how to write a book about your travels: When travelers hear I'm writing a book about backpacking solo through Africa, they often confess that they, too, have dreamed about telling their travel story. “But I don't […]

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To whoever Googled "best travel memoirs by women…"

August 11, 2010

… and landed on my blog, you made my day. Thank you! Best women’s travel memoir comin’ right up.

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Talking about tense: past vs. present

May 18, 2010

It occurred to me this week while revising: Would my story feel more alive if I wrote in present tense? I wrote my manuscript in past tense without giving it a thought. That’s the tense I’m used to from my journalism background, the kind that comes easy to me. But I’m reading Mary Morris‘ The […]

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Quick plug for @travelmemoir

May 13, 2010

If you’re writing a travel memoir or enjoy reading them, hope you’ll follow @travelmemoir on Twitter. We’ll offer tips, helpful links and book recommendations, as well as notes about what’s going on in the Travel Memoir Writers Ning group. [tweetmeme source=”alexisgrant”] Should be a good resource.

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What's on my travel memoir bookshelf?

January 13, 2010

Every writer knows it’s important to read within your genre. For me, this is not a reason to read travel memoirs as much as an excuse. I love travel memoirs. I read every one I can get my hands on. And now that I’m writing one, I read them in the name of research. One […]

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Calling all writers of travel memoir! Join the party.

January 8, 2010

UPDATE #2: Our Ning group has moved to Facebook. Request to join! UPDATE: I’ve created a Ning group, Travel Memoir Writers, where we can continue this conversation, share ideas and learn from one another. If you’re writing a travel memoir, please join us! Forgoing today’s Writers’ Roundup for something more fun: a blog party! We’ve […]

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Rewriting. Not my manuscript, my proposal.

October 22, 2009

One of my projects while at The Hambidge Center was to rewrite my proposal. I wrote my proposal once already, at the beginning of this year, before I began writing the book. Back then it served as an outline and guide as I began to draft chapters. But as I prepare to seek out an […]

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