From my travel memoir, American Borders In 1995 I traveled around the United States on a Russian Ural sidecar motorcycle that was designed in 1938 and built in 1994. While I could have chosen a more conventional and reliable motorcycle, the Ural enticed me with unique qualities from a previous era—the graceful lines, the sidecar, […]
It is my first day alone on the road and I am lost. The mountains of northern China beyond Beijing are vast and enormous. There are no road signs, only larger roads and smaller roads, paved roads and dirt roads. When I stop to ask directions the peasants simply stare because I am the first […]
Lots of people ask me about solo travel – why I preferred it for so many years. For one thing, I simply didn’t have a companion with the kind of freelance lifestyle and freedom who wanted to go with me. Or if they did, they didn’t like to motorcycle, bicycle or camp. There was always […]
To my editors, with love and apologies.
This week on The Carla and Marla Show features Marla Miller’s insights on editing. Marla is a working writer and longtime editor with lots of information on developmental editing, copyediting and proofreading, not to mention storytelling and identifying narrative arc and all that technical writerly stuff. I learned a lot. I know you will, too! […]