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Do travel writers go to hell?

a swashbuckling tale of high adventures, questionable ethics, and professional hedonism

by Thomas B. Kohnstamm

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Published by Three Rivers Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Kohnstamm, Thomas B. -- Travel,
  • Travel writers -- United States -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementThomas B. Kohnstamm.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG154.5.K65 A3 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination272 p. :
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18510300M
    ISBN 109780307394651
    LC Control Number2007041066

      Places and events of note: Litquake is the largest independent literary festival on the West Coast, and its Lit Crawl event has extended to at least 15 other cities.; City Lights Bookstore (and Vesuvio Café across the alley) is a legendary meeting space, Books, Inc. is the oldest independent booksellers in the West, and Book Passage is host to author readings and signings, classes, and.   Sometimes, the greatest travel books are the inadvertent kind, such as “The Mind’s Eye,” Henri Cartier-Bresson’s musings on his life as a photographer. Or “A Moveable Feast,” Ernest Hemingway’s account of his life in Paris. The latter is particularly notable for its hilariously disgruntled account of a road trip to Lyon with a whiny, drunk and delinquent F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    The real place where I get most of my writing done is called the Writers Room. Billed as an urban writers' colony in New York City, it's a place for writers of all genres to go for space, quiet, and uninterrupted time to work. At various desks in the giant loft space of the Writers Room, I've written, no exaggeration, thousands of pages. The creative writing program at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY insists that its students take more than an extensive amount of classes in literature and a foreign language. Unlike many other creative writing programs, Hamilton offers screenwriting and playwriting along with the normal fiction, poetry and nonfiction disciplines.

      Do the same offline: attend meet-ups, workshops and conferences. For travel writers and bloggers, multi-day annual gatherings such as TBEX, TBU and the Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference are excellent places to meet members of your tribe, learn invaluable information and explore new beverages.   And it goes without saying that Chicago is the best spot to be in case your next book has something to do with gangs and mafia. Washington, D.C. Average writer’s salary: $70, Top publishers: C&C Publishing Company, Mage Publishers, Copper Canyon Press Writing communities: Split This Rock, The Inner Loop, Story District.


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