Yearly Archives: 2005


Seasons Grettings Everyone!

Just a quick message to wish everyone a happy holiday season. I hope you got new journals, pens, computers, editing software, new books—any new toys that will inspire. 2006 is going to be a good productive year. I can feel it. I just got off the phone with someone in […]


Yahoo Mapping WiFi

Have you noticed that Yahoo is mapping WiFi locations? Yahoo Maps After you get your map for whatever location you’re looking for, scroll to the bottom of the page. You’ll find a whole bunch of selections to choose from for Yahoo to flag. In addition to flagging WiFi hotspots at […]


Digital Travel Magazines

I vaguely remember seeing this before, but it feels new to me again. Even if they’ve been around for a while. Now, if only they’d do National Geographic Traveler, Wanderlust, and Gourmet Traveller. Zinio is a company that sells downloadable forms of magazines. I had to hunt around for the […]


Writing in Starbucks

I’m such a sell out. It might be part of living in LA. I bought Xmas presents on Amazon this morning and now I’m at the Starbucks on Ventura Blvd. writing with a friend of mine. I’ve got screenwriters on each side of me, or did. There’s a new guy […]


Lonely Planet: Bluelist Contest & Tales from Nowhere

Two newsworthy items from Lonely Planet to share this morning: 1) LP is sponsoring a unique Bluelist Contest which could find you on your way to Shanghai for some valuable on-the-road training with a Lonely Planet author. All you have to do is create an original bluelist and submit it […]


I Never Thought I’d be a Guidebook Writer

Why? It’s so much work for such little pay. But I got a call last month and they got me when I was too busy to think about it. Funseekers is smartly rebranding themselves as Pulse Guides. And they needed someone who knows and loves Vegas to give them a […]


Intro to Travel Writing in San Diego

As promised, here is another travel writing course that will be offered this winter. Also in sunny California, this one will be taught by Jim Benning of World Hum. Last spring we told you about Jim’s online class through UCLA. Now we’ve got the details on the course he’ll teach […]


2006 Book Passage Writing Classes

Okay, here is the first of batch of 2006 writing classes to tell you about. As you prep your writing resolutions for the new year, be sure to consider one of these fantastic offerings by two writers we love and have mentioned here before: Intensive Travel Writing Workshop with Don […]


Book Passage Events Tonight and All Week!

Get on over to Book Passage in Corte Madera tonight for the last author event for The Thong Also Rises! This is also your last chance to show me your thong for a free copy to be mailed to you by Christmas. Tonight we have some great contributors joining us. […]