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Blogging Inspiration from the Silver Screen

The movie Out of Africa inspires my writing and blogging indirectly. Every time I see it I am reminded that there really is no substitute for lived experience. I’ll always write, but without rich memories of love and travel, adventure and food,

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The 3-1-1 on packing light for air travel

I love to travel. I also love it when my hair is cute. Until I discovered this nifty TSA-approved travel kit at the grocery store—the best ten bucks I’ve ever spent—I didn’t think I could have both. The kit comes

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Introducing the Story by Numbers Podcast….

Fellow Blogathon participant Maria Gajewski and I have joined up to make a little podcast we’re calling Story by Numbers:15-minute riffs on what it means to tell a good story, featuring world savers, bean counters, slow journalists, data geeks and wordsmiths. But

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Four cheap, green ways to research new magazine markets

It’s easy to spend a lot of time and money researching the magazines you want to pitch, especially when you’re first starting out. You feel like you need to read a million back issues cover to cover before you can

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Dan Rather, outspoken on NPR’s Diane Rehm show

They say to be a great writer, read great writing. Well, if you’re a journalist, there’s also a lot of value in listening to great interviews. Diane Rehm’s interview with Dan Rather is truly one of the best. You can

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