You Have A Travel Story You Want to Write, Now What?
By Jillian Schedneck I spent two weeks in Chiang Mai, Thailand visiting my sister and her family. My mother and aunt came too, and it was their first time in Thailand. As you can imagine, there was a lot going on. But were there any stories with a clear and compelling beginning, middle and end? […]
Finding Your Way into Writing Travel Memoir Essays
By Jillian Schedneck Travel memoir writing isn’t what you typically read in the Travel section of a newspaper, or in many glossy magazines. When you write a travel memoir, you aren’t compelled to lavish superlatives upon a beach resort or trendy city. You don’t have to recommend the restaurants where you ate, the museums you […]
Learning to Read, All Over Again
By Jillian Schedneck Think back to when you first learned to read. What was it like? Back then, you read word by word. You focused on what each word or phrase was communicating. You read closely. Today we are all practiced readers. We have become too familiar with skimming, skipping words, daydreaming. Yet writers’ words […]
The Internet: Not So Scary – a wrapup
By Jillian Schedneck On Saturday 8th June, Romance writer Cassandra Dean guided workshop members through several steps to successfully market and promote one’s book (and create a personal brand) online. Class members learned that the most important tool in online marketing is a personal and professional website. Authors must try to strike a balance between […]