Walking Across Andorra
January 25, 2006 4:43 AM   Subscribe

The Art of Writing a Story About Walking Across Andorra.
posted by Ljubljana (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by Ljubljana at 4:47 AM on January 25, 2006


That was enjoyable, thanks! (And goes a long way towards explaining why most travel writing is so deadly dull: the writer is trying to satisfy travel editors who want all travel articles to read exactly like all other travel articles.)

Tell me more about the one-legged man with the sausage...
posted by languagehat at 5:43 AM on January 25, 2006


Hey, that was good.
posted by gleuschk at 6:12 AM on January 25, 2006


Rolf Potts a short interview.
posted by adamvasco at 7:29 AM on January 25, 2006


Heh. Reminds me a bit of that "How to Write about Africa" thing, mentioned here.
posted by Gator at 7:46 AM on January 25, 2006


His book is quite motivational - it reads like a self-help guide to travel.
posted by iamck at 8:34 AM on January 25, 2006


Which is actually a good thing.
posted by iamck at 8:34 AM on January 25, 2006


Terrific link, thanks. But it's given me a bit of a tense stomach ache.

Yes, charming clever travel stuff

Sometimes, however - I just want something that starts: "One morning I got up and walked out the door...".

(Without the writer immediately telling you "just like Laurie Lee, actually"!)
posted by Jody Tresidder at 9:23 AM on January 25, 2006


Enjoyable read. I'm waiting for the sequel, leisuring across Liechtenstein.
posted by Meaney at 4:06 PM on January 25, 2006


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