Tag: Adventure Writing

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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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 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 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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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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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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