Haunted Happenings

Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Travel Writing

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Salem, Massachusetts: Tough on crime for 300 years. — Our friend, Rev. Steve Silver It happens early every October in Salem. First, Ellen Talkowsky and her able crew tie dozens of dried corn stalks to all the light posts downtown. Orange ribbons, of course. Then the banners go up along Essex Street and the pedestrian […]

R & R @ #JRWC

Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | Category: Reflections

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Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever come out as you first hoped. — Lillian Hellman Sometimes, after all the creating and rewriting and hair-pulling, we writers need a little R&R. By which I mean we need to get away for a few days to be surrounded by other writers, […]

Lusting for Books, Lusting for Travel

Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 | Category: Travel Tips, Travel Writing

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If you have the choice of going to Alaska or reading about Alaska, read about it. — Annie Dillard No offense to Alaska, but that was the reminder we got at last week’s James River Writers Writing Show event on research. All of which is to say that whether we’re writing about travel or reading […]