Write Drunk, Edit Sober: What I Learned in My Travel Writing Course

Earlier last month, I mentioned a five-week travel writing course that I had enrolled in through Vancouver Island University. A few commenters asked me to share key takeaways. Here's what resonated. 1. Sharpen Your Hook Think: Title, opening sentence and accompanying photos. A great hook captures your readers’ attention, draws them into your story and …

What Do You Do When Your Blogging Buddies Come to Visit?

You solve the problems of the blogging world. (NB - I was taking notes and not multi-tasking...honest!)   Meanwhile, your partners solve the problems of the political world (for at least two countries)….impressive!  You eat and drink...and then eat and drink some more!  And relieve the guilt with a stunning hike!  You share your passions. …

Grammy’s Grid

Thank you to Dee for featuring me today in her Blogging Grandmother Series. It has been a pleasure to participate. At times, it was an eye-opener to reread what I wrote just a few short months ago. Dee and I would both appreciate it if you would stop by and visit her site. You can …

Erica/Erika

The unique and varied paths which lead us to individual bloggers whom we follow are often far from straightforward.  Several local bloggers whom I follow, I met via bloggers in Australia or the UK. Recently, I had the chance to meet up with fellow Vancouver Island blogger, Erica from Behind the Scenery. We follow many …