Travelling is a way to take a break from reality, from routine and from the known. You can step from the plane (or train or bus) into a different world. You might not speak the language, the climate could be completely different, maybe the food is strange. And in those differences is the point of travel for me. Every mundane transaction or interaction becomes a mini adventure.
Reader feedback is an interesting topic to me. I’m both a freelance writer, and also the Editorial Director of a monthly publication. The writer part of me is always anxious to know how what I’ve laboured over is received by its audience. The writer part of me is always anxious to know how what I’ve laboured over is received by its audience. As Editorial Director I feel protective of my writers, but also defensive of the pieces we have chosen to publish.
The Seaside Magazine Book Club discussed Jesmyn Ward’s National Book Award winner at our March meeting