Sunday, April 4, 2010

Request for suggestions

A lot of people recently have made comments about my writing. More than one person has said that I should consider writing a book after my trip or doing some travel writing as a new career path. It's very flattering to think that people out there think my writing is good enough for that. I'm not yet convinced, but I think it would be a fun exercise and good practice to give it a go at some story writing.

Most of the posts I write are in more of a journal style which, I think, makes sense since here I am 10,000 miles away from home, letting everyone know what I'm seeing, doing, feeling, and experiencing. Here's where you, my readers, can help. If you have an idea for a story, let me know in the comments. Perhaps you're wondering about an aspect of my trip that I haven't commented on or you wish I'd said more about a particular topic. Just let me know and I'll see what I can come up with.

Also, you'll notice I made a little adjustment so that you can record your reactions to a particular post. Right now your choices are crazy, interesting, or cool, but I can change those, so if you have descriptors that you think are better fitting, let me know that as well.


  1. One thing I already thought of is a book of essays where each is the story of a particular person. Like Mannu. Americans have this notion that foreigners are so different from. The language, food and cultures may be different, but essentially people are people, right? That might be interesting to share.

  2. One other thing you could write about and since
    you have taken so many pictures already, is maybe write some history about the pictures. The pictures you have with animals,maybe the encouragement or how cool it was to be up close and personal. The feeling inside.

    love ya


  3. I'm with Toadmama. What I find interesting are your stories about the people you've met. It can be very heartening to read about people like Dollar or Munna and their struggle against adversity. You seem to have a gift for finding those people and learning about their lives.
    You don't want to write a tour book - go here, see this - that's been done a million times but using your travels as background for your people vignettes would be a unique approach.

    Love ya,

  4. totally unrelated to your request, but . . . i keep meaning to tell you that the only "dollar" or "daler" that i have ever heard of is this awesome dude. my friend sent me a link with one of his videos about 4 or 5 years ago. apparently, he's pretty huge in india.