WriteLife: Travel 101

The first in a three-part series. After the entire series has run, Folded Word will post a travel-writing challenge in August 2016 that includes publication opportunities. Quick quiz! What do the Eiffel Tower, Great Pyramids, Niagara Falls, The Grand Canyon and Mt. Everest all have in common to the working travel writer? I’ll give you…

Find Your George Martin

a #WriteLife article by Dan Szczesny

The recent passing of George Martin, the brilliant producer that helped make the Beatles the greatest band of all time, got me thinking about my own beginnings as a writer.

One Step Closer to World Domination

or How Not to Sell Your Book to Anyone
a #WriteLife article by Dan Szczesny

I’m about ten minutes into my author meet-and-greet for my travel memoir, The Nepal Chronicles, when a small woman with thin hair and a kind smile walks by and does a double take when she sees the book cover. She draws a deep breath and introduces herself as Betty.

Dispelling the Myth of the Magic Writer – Part II

The second of a two part series by Dan Szczesny for his new #WriteLife column In Part I of busting some of what I call the “myths of the magic writer,” we looked at listening to muses and writing every day. Today, we continue to explore some commonly held writer-beliefs that get in the way…

Dispelling the Myth of the Magic Writer – Part I

(The first of a two part series by Dan Szczesny for his new #WriteLife column)

Recently, after a book presentation event at a local library, an attendee approached me with kind words about the talk. Then she asked, “So, where do you get your ideas?”