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How Far Does a Book Travel? At Least to Amsterdam.

How Far Does a Book Travel? At Least to Amsterdam.

There used to be a project – it may still exist – of leaving a book in a public place along with a note to pass it along and post where it was found. I’ve never done that but what a cool idea. Something kinda similar happened to me this week. My friend Fred landed in Amsterdam for a holiday and while popping around the city he went into a coffee house and saw a stack of books. There, buried…

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Did you know that I curate the best writing articles into my Facebook page and also into my Flipboard magazine, Writer’s Life? If you love reading about writers, the writing process, marketing your work . . . just about everything to do with being a writer, there’s much to be found in either place. (love to see you at both) You can read the Flipboard magazine on any device by using the free Flipboard app. Or, click on the link in the right sidebar…

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Welcome. My name is Nancy Hendrickson and I like to shuffle words around until they make sense. Sometimes I succeed. I publish a newsletter, which is where you’ll find content not available on the site. I write about writing, photography, travel, history . . . all of the things that make up a creative life.  Join me.

Going Whaling – Practicing the Craft

Going Whaling – Practicing the Craft

Three paragraphs of a piece on the 19th century whaling trade. “So be cheery, my lads, let your hearts never fail, While the bold harpooner is striking the whale.” old Nantucket song George Dodge was born with saltwater in his veins. Growing up in Salem, Massachusetts, this son of the sea wandered the wharves, captivated by seamen’s tales of faraway lands. In 1831, he left home and headed for Nantucket, center of the New England whaling trade. On his arrival,…

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