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Group Coaching for Writers and Other Creative Creatures

Group Coaching for Writers and Other Creative Creatures

JUST ANNOUNCED: A six-week program to jumpstart that creative project you keep saying you’ll do “someday.”
The Splat Heard ‘Round the World (And How Geckos Walk on Ceilings)

The Splat Heard ‘Round the World (And How Geckos Walk on Ceilings)

Why are geckos raining down from ceilings in Laos and Vietnam? Dave investigates.
Big Sale on Dave’s Online Writing and Travel Courses!

Big Sale on Dave’s Online Writing and Travel Courses!

Dave has extended his sale on his Udemy courses till the end of October.
Coping with Coronavirus Chaos: Managing Anxiety & Staying Productive During a Pandemic

Coping with Coronavirus Chaos: Managing Anxiety & Staying Productive During a Pandemic

If you missed Dave's free live webinar, you can watch the replay here.
Coronavirus Lockdown in Vietnam

Coronavirus Lockdown in Vietnam

Musings from my rooftop in Saigon: I feel a hell of a lot safer here than I would in the United States right now.
Got the Coronavirus Blues? This Will Make You Feel Better

Got the Coronavirus Blues? This Will Make You Feel Better

If the Covid-19 pandemic had struck 20 years ago, sheltering at home would have been very different.
Small-Group Coaching to Deal with Coronavirus Challenges

Small-Group Coaching to Deal with Coronavirus Challenges

Coming soon: Online, small-group coaching sessions to talk about coronavirus anxieties and other challenges.
Gwennili Live from … Everywhere!

Gwennili Live from … Everywhere!

A French-Vietnamese Musical Diaspora Comes Together During the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Greta Thunberg Versus the Trolls: How a Depressed Teenager Became an Environmental Rock Star

Greta Thunberg Versus the Trolls: How a Depressed Teenager Became an Environmental Rock Star

Greta Thunberg is my new hero – but not for the reason you might think.
Kate’s Wild Goal: “I Want to Help Under-Represented People Through Storytelling”

Kate’s Wild Goal: “I Want to Help Under-Represented People Through Storytelling”

Part two in our series on readers' wild goals and how to accomplish them.
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Ashley’s Wild Goal: “I Want to Become a Real World Traveler”

Ashley’s Wild Goal: “I Want to Become a Real World Traveler”

Readers share their wild dreams and goals for the year ahead. Dave offers tips on how to make them happen.

How to Accomplish Your Wild Goals This Year (Really!)

How to Accomplish Your Wild Goals This Year (Really!)

The science and psychology behind achieving your dreams.

Be Your Own Humor Writing Coach

Be Your Own Humor Writing Coach

Use this free self-critique form to punch up your humor writing and make it funnier!

Be Your Own Travel Writing Coach

Be Your Own Travel Writing Coach

Critique your own travel writing with this questionnaire. Make sure your leads are strong, your writing is crisp, and your endings are solid.

Train Wrecks Are Your Superpower!

Train Wrecks Are Your Superpower!

One simple tweak in the way you think can determine whether or not your accomplish your dreams.

Globejotting Travel Show: Borderline Insanity

Globejotting Travel Show: Borderline Insanity

From explosives in carry-on bags to wrestling in a pile of money, listeners share their craziest border crossing stories.
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Flashbacks

Not My Bully: Part One

Not My Bully: Part One

As a teenager, bullying nearly drove me to attempt suicide. Thirty-one years later, this is my story.
Infiltrating the Beautiful People

Infiltrating the Beautiful People

A travel-humor flashback from 2002: Dave goes undercover in France to judge the judgmental.
Sleepless in Southern Africa

Sleepless in Southern Africa

Dave's humor tale about animal noises in Botswana has just won a Solas Award for excellence in travel writing.
Travel Writing Tips for Beginners: Get Specific

Travel Writing Tips for Beginners: Get Specific

Part one in a three part series: Polish your “rough draft” travel diaries into stories you can publish.