How do you write a memoir that inspires people to travel and widen their horizons but also delves into the truth of human experience? In today's podcast, adventurer and author Alastair Humphreys shares his tips.
In the intro: Nora Roberts files a plagiarism suit against Brazilian author Cristiane Serruya #copypastecris [The Guardian]; Nora's blog FallIntoTheStory; Plagiarism? Ghostwriting? How far would you go for a successful book? My discussion on ethical authors with Orna Ross on Ask Alli Podcast; Russell Blake's State of the Ad Union; Russell's interview Episode 247 on writing fast and successful self-publishing; Mark Zuckerberg now has a podcast [The Next Web] and why I think that is significant.
Plus, I've just released the new edition of Successful Self-Publishing. It has a green cover so you know you're getting the new one. Free ebook edition here. Also available in print and Large Print.
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Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer, an author of 10 books, and a motivational speaker named as the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2012. He has cycled across the world, walked across India and the Empty Quarter desert, rowed the Atlantic, run the Marathon des Sables, as well as going on many other micro-adventures. His latest book is My Midsummer Morning: Rediscovering a Life of Adventure.
- Lessons learned from writing 10 books
- Blogging as a way to become a better writer
- Writing while traveling
- Writing a travel memoir when nothing really happens along the way
- The value of being honest and vulnerable in a memoir
- Publishing options for those writing in the travel niche
- The importance of paying attention to publishing contracts!
- Thoughts on the business model for travel writers
- The experience of narrating your own audiobook
You can find Alastair Humphreys at AlastairHumphreys.com and on Twitter @AI_Humphreys