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Appalachian Trail thru the Smokies

Last spring, I embarked on a backpacking trip through the Smokies. It was more than a hike; it was closure to the final chapter of my stagnated military career, and a bittersweet “last” adventure with a good friend before returning home. I’d been in Virginia a couple years, in a discarded position with the . . . → Read More: Appalachian Trail thru the Smokies

10 Essential Books to Kickstart Your Commercial Writing Career

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A friend of mine just started to get into fiction writing with an interest in writing commercial fiction professionally. He asked me for some feedback and advice so I wrote him a small dissertation. Now, I’m not a NYT Bestseller (yet), but I’ve won my share of awards and my debut novel, . . . → Read More: 10 Essential Books to Kickstart Your Commercial Writing Career

A Portable Electronic Writing Solution for About $100.

Recently, I’d been thinking about coming up with a portable solution where I could write anywhere so that I could jot down a few passages when I had idle time to kill. I had a few stipulations.

It had to be small. I already have a very small and powerful laptop in my Alienware M11X. . . . → Read More: A Portable Electronic Writing Solution for About $100.

Peru – Lake Titicaca

Not knowing if I’d ever make it back to Peru, and realizing getting there is a big part of the expense, I opted for a three-day extension to Lake Titicaca. As most of the Inca Trail fellowship traveled home, our day hikers, Barry, Patti, and Carolyn, continued with Robin and me to Puno and . . . → Read More: Peru – Lake Titicaca

Peru – Huayna Picchu and trip back to Cusco

We were on our own for the start of the next day, several tickets dangerously in our own hands … bus tickets to/from Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu entrance tickets (Machu Picchu included), and train tickets from Aguas Calientes back to Ollantaytambo, where we would catch our van back to Cusco. We were free to . . . → Read More: Peru – Huayna Picchu and trip back to Cusco