This is the page where I share my insights as a journalism teacher, writer and reporter in the genres of travel writing, nonfiction writing, reportage and memoir.

178In Praise of Nowstalgia: The Sadness in Happiness
It’s a truer version of the term bittersweet, an idea far better for capturing how quickly a life passes and how intimately we feel the passing.

ComingClean3 Must-Read New Women’s Memoirs
Sometimes when you’re writing about something — childhood, grief, self-actualization — it’s better to write about something else as the way in. These memoirs do a great job of that.

Kit6 Steps for a Perfect DIY Writing Retreat
When you can’t get away, a DIY writing retreat is just what the doctor ordered.

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