Globejotting with Dave Fox
People sometimes ask me how they can become travel writers. Well, although travel writing is a completely different genre from the guidebook writing I do, Dave Fox's Globejotting would be a good place to launch a career as the next Paul Theroux. Dave teaches classes on how to write personal travel journals, and his book reveals the secrets of this surprisingly underrated craft. His tips on speed journaling and eluding your Inner Censor are a big help in getting started, and practical advice on what to journal about and how is not lacking. Scattered throughout the book are sidebars with Dave's own travel journals, all presented with a healthy dose of understated humor. Dave explains how journaling can exorcise unpleasant experiences, and how it can even helped him relive his childhood.