Writing Tips & Musings

Timeslive.co.za: Stealing my photo isn’t just illegal. It’s unfathomably lazy!

Timeslive.co.za: Stealing my photo isn’t just illegal. It’s unfathomably lazy!

Pathetic... but also hilarious. Journalistic apathy sinks to a new low.
One-Take Wednesdays: When Overachieving Underachieves

One-Take Wednesdays: When Overachieving Underachieves

This week's video: What happened to the last two Wednesdays? And... Saigon's haunted bar burns again!
One-Take Wednesday: Cats from Space and How to Be Funny

One-Take Wednesday: Cats from Space and How to Be Funny

The second episode in Dave's new weekly video series: A reader asks why space critters never visit her home.
Globejotting Newsletter: The Imperfection Edition

Globejotting Newsletter: The Imperfection Edition

From Saigon to Borneo... and a nifty new online travel writing course!
Saigon Street Stories: Talking to Strangers

Saigon Street Stories: Talking to Strangers

Wrangling together a book isn’t easy. Sometimes the trick is staying the course even when you’re not sure where the course is going.
Saigon Street Stories: Sometimes Writing is a Mystery

Saigon Street Stories: Sometimes Writing is a Mystery

The halfway point in my Saigon book blitz: Wild stories and a headache.
Saigon Street Stories

Saigon Street Stories

A timid new book announcement.
Ask Dave: A Newspaper Chain Wants All Rights to My Stories. Should I Blog for Them?

Ask Dave: A Newspaper Chain Wants All Rights to My Stories. Should I Blog for Them?

Understanding copyright laws and when to agree to "exclusive rights."
Ask Dave: How Can I Become the Next Erma Bombeck?

Ask Dave: How Can I Become the Next Erma Bombeck?

Why you should shoot for more than cubic zirconium.
An Open Letter to Michelle Shocked

An Open Letter to Michelle Shocked

A beautiful storyteller's ugly downfall: You've changed since our interview 20 years ago.