Tag: Adventure Writing

Seattle Writing Class Discusses In Media Res Openings

In my summer Seattle writing class, we’ll discuss In Medias Res openings, one of the most effective ways of opening a story. To write in medias res, you’ll need a strong scene from the middle of your story. Pick the

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Writing Class Helps Bring People to Life on Page

In my writing classes, I emphasize the need to bring people to life on the page. I recently interviewed mountaineer Ed Veisturs for a magazine story and sought to bring him to life through a focus on his efforts to

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Travel and Adventure Writing

Travel and Adventure Writing is some of the most enjoyable writing I do. It gives me an excuse to get out into the wild and leave behind all the email, texts, phone messages and other things I need to keep

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Scenic Leads the Key to Suspenseful Storytelling

SCENIC LEADS These leads attempt to grab the reader through use of graphic detail and gripping suspenseful storytelling. These leads do not attempt to tell a complete story as do anecdotal leads, but they give the most appealing, eccentric or

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Baptism by Whitewater: Running the Salmon River

One of the pleasures of my job includes doing “research” such as my recent trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. I had a wonderful trip organized by Solitude Rafting Company of Ketchum and wrote about

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Icons of Outdoor Adventure Story

Take a look at my story in the July edition of Alaska Airlines Magazine, Icons of Outdoor Adventure, including some great quotes and photos from the recent Dawn Wall climb.  

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