Monthly Archives: October 2004


Silver Screen Your Way to an Assignment

What do you think about when you hear that there is going to be a movie about Maeve Binchy’s best-selling book Tara Road? Most likely, it’s that Andie MacDowell is a hottie. But I hope you’re also thinking story lead. Have you been to the Tara Road? Will you be […]


Inside Scoop at the Ubud Writers Festival

Nick O'Neill of BootsnAll’s BaliBlog reports from the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. Lonely Planet’s Tony Wheeler was there for the program called, “The Long Road Home”. Here’s a bit from Nick’s post: “At 9am I sat in the front row of an audience of about 50 and listened to […]


NGT Traveler On Campus Writing Contest

Hey students…check this out! Traveler On Campus Writing Contest! If you are a full or part-time student, and over 18 years of age, enter your 500 word essay “about a travel experience that moved, excited, or surprised you.” Prizes * Grand Prize winner will receive a mystery travel prize. *Two […]


Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap

I've got one chapter left in this book and Oh My Gosh. Before you get too excited, it’s not out yet. I picked up an advanced reading copy at the GLBA Fall Trade Show this past weekend. Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap feels shockingly personal for a collection of short stories. […]


Pete McCarthy Dies at 51

Even if you don’t recognize his name, you&#39ll recognize his books. Pete McCarthy was the author of the best selling McCarthy’s Bar and The Road to McCarthy. From the BBC, “He was thrilled and delighted with the worldwide reaction to his books and had been planning his third, eagerly anticipating […]


Writing About Adventure, Food, and Travel

This looks good. Two days of quality teaching from quality food and travel writers. The World Is My Oyster: Writing About Adventure, Food, and Travel Featuring: The Myth and Reality of Adventure Travel, with Jeff Greenwald From Tante Marie to Bon Appetit, with Tori Ritchie Capturing Place, with Christopher Hall […]


More Writing Related Leads from Craigslist

Here are some other leads I've found in the writing/editing jobs section of Craigslist: New South Asian Magazine[SF post] They are looking for freelance writers in their 20s and 30s to share their perspective on dating and relationships. Acquisitions Editor for Seal Press[SF post] Content Writer / Editor – Travel […]


Do You Have A Completed Manuscript?

I was just surfing through the Craigslist writer ads and found a call for completed or very nearly done manuscripts on the outdoors or sports. I don’t know how long this link will last, but here it is: Wanted Book Authors and Ready To Publish Books I copied their list […]