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Leather notebook holder for A5 block, glue-bound on left?

I really like Fabriano blocks - particularly the A5 dot-patterned paper that is glue-bound on the left side of the block (see here. I would like to get a leather (or other suitably durable material), A5-sized zipper-closing cover to hold one of these with writing implements (pen, pencil, and eraser)... [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Aug 23, 2014 - 3 answers

Inexpensive, vibrant, interesting temporary place to live

Let's say you wanted to take between 3 and 6 months off in order to write. What inexpensive, amazing place would you go? [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Jun 12, 2014 - 33 answers

Help me feed my 20-something wanderlust. Difficulty level: Wheelchair

I'm like every other post-college twentysomething in lots of ways: I make too little money, watch too much Netflix and indulge in an existential crisis oh, about once an hour. Also, like many in my cohort, I love the idea of packing up a ratty old duffel bag and heading off to some far corner of the world to taste, see and do all I can, while maybe giving myself either a leg to stand on once I return to the job market here or the warm-n-fuzzies that come from volunteering and/or service learning. All pretty standard fare. Here comes the doozy of snowflake: I'm in a wheelchair and have certain difficulties with speech fluency, owing to my CP and spastic diplegia diagnosis. Try as I might, I can't get myself to give up on the dream of spending a year or more abroad, even with all this in my way. Help me get there, oh beautiful hivemind? [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Jan 19, 2014 - 16 answers

Dead ends everywhere I look

That I've posed this question more than once before in various forms doesn't say very many good things, but the circumstances being what they are, I have to hope the answer is yet to be found. That's all I've got really- hope.I'm a 23 year old recent college grad ( in May, with a BA in psychology from Stony Brook University in NY), looking for love, a job, a journey and a purpose. I'm also in a wheelchair, unable to speak fluently in an increasing percentage of life situations, grossly overweight, unmotivated and uninspired. Help me build a life away from my couch and outside of daytime TV, Facebook and lies. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Oct 10, 2013 - 25 answers

Looking for a quote about Mary Shelley and travel writing.

Who wrote something like "all great writing is travel writing and Mary Shelley was the best travel writer"? I think I read this on the Internet in the last 10 years, written by a currently living book reviewer. I'd like to read the article again. It was an article about the importance of travel writing.
posted by cda on Jun 26, 2013 - 2 answers

It's a dog show dog world.

Do you live in Philly and have a dog? I could use your help. [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Sep 26, 2011 - 17 answers

Table for one please

Planning a vacation for one. Something within driving distance of my home. Something relaxing, interesting, surrounded by nature and quiet. Wouldn't mind a place that offers up meditation classes perhaps massages etc. I live in Iowa again prefer nature setting but am willing to travel. Anybody know of something in this area that fits that description? [more inside]
posted by gypseefire on May 19, 2011 - 2 answers

Kind of like if you went on vacation in Abbottabad last summer...

[Freelance Writing Filter.] Where to submit this long and suddenly very timely travel essay? [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on May 3, 2011 - 10 answers

around the world in 80 days

Is it possible to get to know a place fairly well, without actually visiting it? [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Dec 31, 2010 - 23 answers

WriterFilter/JournoFilter: Tim Cahill Swallows. But How?

How do working writers digest and dramatize their experiences into working literature (or some close proximity thereof) in such quick order? [more inside]
posted by seansbrain on Dec 18, 2010 - 8 answers

The explorer's life, depicted in words and pictures.

Is there a term for travel accounts of explorers, both fictional and real-life? Also, tell me some of your favorites. [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Dec 11, 2010 - 22 answers

Who are your favorite travel writers?

What is your favorite travel book/essay/blog? Who are your favorite travel writers? [more inside]
posted by rinosaur on Oct 29, 2010 - 30 answers

Ernest Hemingway - could be better.

I want to become a better travel writer. I need some inspiration, and I'll admit to being a little clueless. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Jul 22, 2010 - 10 answers

I need a good location for solo writing in the UK, July

I’m London-based and I have a car. I need the focus of being away from home in a new and engaging locale in order to write. I need somewhere in mainland Britain, driveable in 1 day from London (a long drive is fine) where I can find reasonably-priced accommodation. [more inside]
posted by Hugobaron on Jun 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Recommendations required for good place to write.

Recommendations for beautiful/interesting but not world-famous places to write for a week in the US? [more inside]
posted by StephenF on Jun 6, 2010 - 27 answers

Words to money

(Pro)sefilter: want to sell prose. Looking for advice. [more inside]
posted by schmichael on Oct 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me find vivid books about man in nature.

Help me find books of a particular genre, or collection of similar genres. Specifically, books on living in or traveling through nature that have visual, picturesque language about the landscape/scenery/ecology. [more inside]
posted by Stryke11 on Oct 11, 2009 - 17 answers

Becoming a writer during my gap "year"

I have savings and, soon, no work. I want to do something interesting, write about it, and publish - ideally to kick-start a writing career. How should I go about these 3 things? [more inside]
posted by jeatsy on Sep 8, 2009 - 14 answers

A good retreat is better than a bad stand.

I'm attending a writer's retreat from Oct. 15-18 in Ancram, NY and need some info on staying around for a few more days. [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Jul 22, 2009 - 8 answers

Looking for Moleskine notebook accessories.

Looking for Moleskine notebook accessories. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Jun 30, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I plan a vacation so that I can write about it later on?

How do I plan (or not plan) a vacation so that I can write a travel article on my experiences afterwards? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Jan 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Looking for Writer's Travel Research Resources

Looking for Writer's Travel Research Resources on the Web [more inside]
posted by gb77 on Jun 12, 2008 - 2 answers

Where should I travel to if I don't want to sightsee?

I really want to get away from my house to finish up some screenplays for a May 1 deadline. So where can a not-so-rich person go for the last two weeks of April that will allow much peace and quiet while being both safe and warm enough to wander around in short sleeves night and day. Suppose a cost of around $1500--the cheaper the better--including return airfare to Toronto. Note that I like seclusion but I also don't drive so it needs to be someplace close to the necessities.
posted by dobbs on Feb 25, 2008 - 17 answers

Travel Writer's Guide to Iceland (in 4 days!)

Four days in Iceland from Friday: me and my girlfriend are travel writers and will eventually do a write up of the hotel, restaurants and attractions we visit. How can we best stray off the beaten path in only FOUR days? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 18, 2008 - 11 answers

Travelogues tracing historic routes

What are some good modern travelogues where the author is retracing a historic route? Especially ones where the original traveler wrote an account that the author weaves into the narrative.
posted by rasputin400 on Dec 20, 2007 - 27 answers

Ideas on how to write a Peace Corps book

I need help putting together a book about my Peace Corps experiences, though I have no idea where to even begin. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by brokekid on Feb 23, 2007 - 15 answers

Troubleshootin The Tale: Temperature Traveler

Abstract Thinking Filter: So I created this creature that travels by temperature instead of time, so to speak. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Jul 18, 2006 - 29 answers

Any other writers who have the same writing style as Theroux ?

Any other writers write like Paul Theroux ? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Jul 12, 2006 - 10 answers

travel writing

Good Travel Writing - i'd like to learn how to write better. Not for professional submission, just for me. Any suggestions of good books? (Besides the Best American Traveling Writing that's released annually) Good websites with advice or excerpts?
posted by jare2003 on Sep 30, 2005 - 21 answers

What is the professional life of a travel writer really like?

Do we have any travel writers in the house? Is it really the life of glamour and ease that thetravelwriterslife.com claims?

Since I suspect it's not as easy as one might suppose after digesting that page, I have more questions: Can you tell me what it's like? How you got started? What kind of money you pull in? [more inside]
posted by Irontom on Jun 15, 2004 - 9 answers

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