To Write Well Live an Adventurous Life, One Worth Writing About


Savoring a mint tea in Tangier, Morocco

A little over a year ago, a wise peer author reminded me that Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway had the writer's life down pat. Yes, it is easier to write well when you are living a life worth writing about. As you know, I write non-fiction; what I know best. AND, I've been adventuring all around the planet this year. Don't believe me?

Let's just stop for a moment and list the places:

  • Cuba (My 2nd home)
  • Spain
  • Morocco
  • Portugal
  • Grand Bahama
  • Kauai
  • South Florida (home base)

Highlights and lowlights of these adventures:

  • Running along the Malecon in Habana
  • Traveler's diarrhea and vomiting (Yes, at the same time!)
  • Eating my way through the Boqueria, food market, in Barcelona (Yummy)
  • iPhone waterlogged, needed to go to the phone doctor
  • Riding in 1950 convertible green Chevy & 1985 blue Fiat (a.k.a. Flintstone car) all in 1 evening
  • Savoring a mint tea again in Tangier (20 years since my first one)
  • Sea lice from kayak adventure in South Florida
  • Seeing many of the places I had been before with new eyes

This means I have lots of stories, but I have not had much time to write them. I've been staying with my already proven writing style, which is short, journal entries. Since 2012, I have done much of my writing on planes or in cafes from Habana, Cuba to Tenerife, Spain. However, this summer, I will be planting myself in Kauai to write my third book. It only seems fitting that I would write once again from my humble writing abode in Lihue, Hawaii.

Are you living an adventurous life?

I can attest it won't all be lollipops and rainbows, but it will be fun and certainly a good story.

What's your next adventure?

Here's to looking up!

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