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What is Creative Nonfiction? Truth in Pigdom, part 2

Posted by on Mar 3, 2010 in Feature, Write, Writing | 0 comments

When we last left the three little pigs, Pig number two (the one with sticks) claimed that the Wolf said, “I am going to huff and I am...

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What is Creative Nonfiction? Think the Three Little Pigs, part 1

Posted by on Mar 2, 2010 in Feature, Travel Life, Writing | 0 comments

In December, I graduated with an MFA in Creative Nonfiction (CNF). So for the last couple of years, I have spent an enormous amount of time...

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Writer Tips from the Convention Floor

Posted by on Feb 17, 2010 in Feature, Travel Life, Write, Writing | 0 comments

While Valentine’s Day inspired the minds of couples and the lovers of love everywhere on Sunday, the weekend in Los Angeles had to share...

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5 Tips to Avoid Travel Writing Rejection Letters: Why “We” Sucks

Posted by on Jan 11, 2010 in Editing, Feature, Travel Life, Write, Writing | 24 comments

Starting out as a new travel writer is a tough business, but a provocative one. There is an innate lure to see the world and write about...

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Read Better Now Damn It! 5 Tips to a Better Literary Reading

Posted by on Jan 2, 2010 in Feature, Travel Life, Write, Writing | 5 comments

Just eleven days ago, as I squirmed before delivering my commencement address, the professor who introduced me mispronounced my name. Then,...

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The Story of ITKT

Posted by on Oct 14, 2009 in Philosophy, Stories, Travel, Travel Life, Writing | 6 comments

In 2003, I made a phone call to every single magazine editor I could find. My heart palpitated as dial tones transformed into ringing in my...

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