If you’re looking for a little extra perspective on your writing, this is a great post: the very talented Audrey Kalman’s reflections on what hiking the Grand Canyon taught her about writing. Check it out x


The photo above explains why I have been silent for a few weeks.

I was busy hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (and back up).

When I tell people, I get one of two reactions: “Wow, that’s awesome!” or “You’re crazy!” These responses are remarkably similar to the reactions I get when I tell people I’ve just finished a draft of my fifth novel.

Here’s what the hike taught me about writing.

http://www.amazon.com/Over-Edge-Death-Grand-Canyon/dp/097009731X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345834397&sr=1-1&keywords=Death+in+the+grand+canyon1) If you don’t prepare, you could die. Of course this is a tad dramatic, since nobody has ever died (as far as I know) from not finishing a novel. You really can die if you don’t take the Canyon seriously. At least 550 people have, according to the book “Death in Grand Canyon.” Especially in August, when temperatures at the bottom can reach upwards of 105 degrees Fahrenheit, you must carry adequate water…

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