Traveling soon? Here are 5 tips to consider for your writing.

 Traveling soon? Here are 5 tips to consider for your writing.

Life is full of ironies. Like starting a blog post on writing and travel while sitting in the airport, going on hour three of my delay.

But I've wanted to write about this topic for a while, and summer feels like the appropriate time. There are summer road trips, visits to the cabin, camping, and if you're not traveling, other travelers arriving at your door (especially if you live in the mountains). Talk about writing disruptions.

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Transform Your Writing, Shift #3: Own Your Process

Transform Your Writing, Shift #3: Own Your Process

My better half is a builder, and he is not a whap it, tap it, slap it kind of worker. He is a craftsman, who built our home with reclaimed oak floors, spacious windows to let in the light, and an eye for detail. He could see our house before it existed, and his job was bringing it life. After watching his process first hand, I knew: his best clients will appreciate quality, not the fastest, cheapest work.

I've realized something similar about my own writing. While the newspaper industry taught me to write fast and on a deadline, I have not transferred those skills to my short stories and novel writing. I don't want to.

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